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Responding mindfully to unpleasant thoughts and images: reliability and validity of the Southampton mindfulness questionnaire (SMQ).
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability and validity of the Southampton mindfulness questionnaire (SMQ), a 16-item measure of mindful awareness of distressing thoughts and images. METHODS A total ofExpand
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A large-scale validation study of the Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS)
Adherence to medication is an important predictor of illness course and outcome in psychosis. The Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS) is a ten-item self-report measure of medication adherence inExpand
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Interventions to improve the experience of caring for people with severe mental illness: systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Informal caregiving is an integral part of the care of people with severe mental illness, but the support needs of those providing such care are not often met. AIMS To determine whetherExpand
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An RCT of early intervention in psychosis: Croydon Outreach and Assertive Support Team (COAST)
Abstract.Background:Despite considerable interest in early intervention in psychosis, the evidence base for its effectiveness is sparse.We aimed to evaluate a new service in South London, UK, CroydonExpand
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Neural processing of social rejection: The role of schizotypal personality traits
A fear of being rejected can cause perceptions of more insecurity and stress in close relationships. Healthy individuals activate the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) when experiencing socialExpand
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Appraisals, psychotic symptoms and affect in daily life.
BACKGROUND Psychological models of psychosis were examined using Experience Sampling Methods (ESM) to explore relationships between dimensions and appraisals of key symptoms and affect. METHODExpand
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SlowMo, a digital therapy targeting reasoning in paranoia, versus treatment as usual in the treatment of people who fear harm from others: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
BackgroundParanoia is one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and is associated with significant distress and disruption to the person’s life. Developing more effectiveExpand
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Schizophrenia and psychosocial stresses
This book represents a definitive, essential, and up-to-date reference text on schizophrenia.
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Training frontline mental health staff to deliver "low intensity" psychological therapy for psychosis: a qualitative analysis of therapist and service user views on the therapy and its future
BACKGROUND Increasing access to evidence-based talking therapies for people with psychosis is a national health priority. We have piloted a new, "low intensity" (LI) CBT intervention specificallyExpand
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A pilot investigation of a brief, needs‐led caregiver focused intervention in psychosis
Caregivers play an important role in the treatment and recovery of people with psychosis but they have different needs from service users and can experience significant distress as part of theirExpand
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