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Intrusive thoughts and images of intentional harm to infants in the context of maternal postnatal depression, anxiety, and OCD

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Intrusive thoughts are key features of depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Such thoughts are also common in the general population, where their content is the same as found in those with a psychiatric disorder. Intrusive thoughts comprise unwanted negative thoughts and images that frequently intrude, are difficult to dismiss, and, when dismissed, recur. Furthermore, they lead to a narrowed focus of attention that, in turn, can impair a person’s ability to respond to ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.3399/bjgp17X692105

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Linacre College
Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
67
Issue:
661
Pages:
376-377
Publication date:
2017-07-27
Acceptance date:
2017-02-16
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pubs id:
pubs:707884
URN:
uri:fb43ea54-3b6f-46a7-b81e-d539acce8b71
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uuid:fb43ea54-3b6f-46a7-b81e-d539acce8b71
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pubs:707884

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