Dominic Julien

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The aim of this study was to investigate specificity of belief domains in obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) symptom subtypes (rumination, impulse phobia, washing, checking, precision and non-specific). One hundred and twenty-six OCD participants completed the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ-44) and the Padua Inventory prior to treatment. Analyses of(More)
This article reviews empirical findings on two key premises of the appraisal model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): (a) non-clinical populations experience intrusive thoughts (ITs) that are similar in form and in content to obsessions; and (b) ITs develop into obsessions because they are appraised according to dysfunctional beliefs. There is support(More)
Generally, research into the relationship between cognitive domains and obsessive-compulsive symptoms involves the use of scales that are highly intercorrelated with each other. The current study investigates the relationship between cognitive constructs and obsessive-compulsive symptoms using the item set of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire and the(More)
BACKGROUND There is growing evidence that neighborhood environments are related to depressive mood in the general population. Older adults may be even more vulnerable to neighborhood factors than other adults. The aim of this paper is to review empirical findings on the relationships between neighborhood characteristics and depressive mood among older(More)
This paper assesses the psychometric properties of the French version of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ-44) and investigates whether the questionnaire discriminates between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxious control (AC), and non-clinical control (NCC) participants. A confirmatory factor analysis suggested a poor fit of the model. An(More)
Lower social participation and less frequent walking represent two factors that may contribute to depression among older adults, but previous research on the subject is inconclusive. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to quantify associations between depression and the combined effects from social participation and walking in a sample of older adults(More)
BACKGROUND Many systematic reviews have evaluated the effectiveness of interventions to prevent, delay, or decrease frailty symptoms, but no effort has been made to identify, map, and synthesize the findings from reviews across the full spectrum of interventions. Our objectives are to (1) synthesize findings from all existing systematic reviews evaluating(More)
To examine the relationship between preference for group psychotherapy and adherence to group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for clients with panic disorder with agoraphobia (PDA), 109 participants experiencing PDA completed a questionnaire measuring preference for group treatment (PGTQ) before beginning CBT groups. A t test was used to compare(More)
The aim of the current study was to investigate whether intrusions of individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and nonclinical individuals differed in content and in context of occurrence. The results suggest that although the intrusions of OCD and nonclinical individuals are similar in content, they differ in their context of occurrence. Chi(More)