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Cognitive-behavioural therapy reduces unwanted thought intrusions in generalized anxiety disorder.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Voluntary attempts to suppress certain thoughts can paradoxically increase their intrusive return. Particular impairments in thought suppression are thought to be key mechanisms in the pathogenesis of mental disorders. To assess the role of this processing bias in the maintenance of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), we investigated whether it is susceptible to cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT). METHODS: 22 GAD patients and 22 healthy controls (HC) were tested...

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10.1016/j.jbtep.2012.06.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-6
Publication date:
2013-03-05
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EISSN:
1873-7943
ISSN:
0005-7916
URN:
uuid:d70c2003-5aef-45ad-ba08-cf6254db8d45
Source identifiers:
342361
Local pid:
pubs:342361

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