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Fifty-four individuals with a high degree of religiosity, 47 with a medium degree of religiosity and 64 with low religiosity completed anonymously the Italian versions of well-established measures of obsessive-compulsive (OC) cognitions and symptoms, depression and anxiety. After controlling for anxiety and depression, religious groups scored higher than(More)
The cognitive behavioural models of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have stressed the role of cognitions, not only in aetiology but also in maintenance of the disorder. Little is known about the temporal relations between obsessive-compulsive cognitions and OCD symptoms. The aim of this study was to carry out a prospective assessment of OCD related(More)
A patient's psychological condition can be influenced by symptoms and, at the same time, it can influence the perception of symptoms. In psychological assessment, pain can modify the results of a questionnaire, so a patient's state at the moment of the evaluation should be taken into account. Questionnaires used in assessment do not always provide clear-cut(More)
The Italian version of the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) is presented. Unlike Melzack's version, it was developed by employing 3 groups of normal subjects, excluding physicians or patients suffering from chronic pain. The verbal scale of pain intensity was obtained by 78 descriptors which form the semantic key and their rank values within each subclass(More)
Forty-three individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), 17 with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and 50 non-clinical controls (SC), completed the Italian versions of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) and the Interpretations of Intrusions Inventory (III), along with measures of obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms, depression, anxiety and(More)
Threatening stimuli are processed differently from neutral ones by anxious and obsessive-compulsive subjects. In the present research, processing of threatening words was compared with that of neutral words for two groups of Italian students, one with high mean and one with low mean score on Checking, a subscale of the Padua Inventory. Two tests were given,(More)
The Fear Survey Schedule-III (FSS-III) was administered to a total of 5491 students in Australia, East Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and Venezuela, and submitted to the multiple group method of confirmatory analysis (MGM) in order to determine the cross-national dimensional constancy of the five-factor(More)
Hofstede's dimension of national culture termed Masculinity-Femininity [. Cultures and organizations: software of the mind. London: McGraw-Hill] is proposed to be of relevance for understanding national-level differences in self-assessed agoraphobic fears. This prediction is based on the classical work of Fodor [. In: V. Franks & V. Burtle (Eds.), Women in(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated and compared implicit and explicit memory biases in anxiety, depression and mixed anxiety-depression. METHOD Outpatients who were either depressed only (n=18), anxious only (n=18) or mixed (anxious and depressed) (n=18) were compared to normal controls (n=18) on self-report measures and typical experimental tasks(More)