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Suspicious minds: the psychology of persecutory delusions.

Abstract:

At least 10-15% of the general population regularly experience paranoid thoughts and persecutory delusions are a frequent symptom of psychosis. Persecutory ideation is a key topic for study. In this article the empirical literature on psychological processes associated with persecutory thinking in clinical and non-clinical populations is comprehensively reviewed. There is a large direct affective contribution to the experience. In particular, anxiety affects the content, distress and persiste...

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10.1016/j.cpr.2006.10.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Clinical psychology review
Volume:
27
Issue:
4
Pages:
425-457
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1873-7811
ISSN:
0272-7358
URN:
uuid:ebb57afd-af7c-419c-8095-b22751c2760d
Source identifiers:
180500
Local pid:
pubs:180500

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