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A cognitive model of the positive symptoms of psychosis
TLDR
The cognitive processes that are thought to lead to the formation and maintenance of the positive symptoms of psychosis are set out and a fuller integration with the findings of biological research will be required.
Psychological investigation of the structure of paranoia in a non-clinical population
TLDR
Assessing a wide range of paranoid thoughts multidimensionally and examining their distribution, to identify the associated coping strategies and to examine social–cognitive processes and paranoia found suspiciousness is common and there may be a hierarchical arrangement of such thoughts that builds on common emotional concerns.
A cognitive model of persecutory delusions.
TLDR
A multifactorial model of the formation and maintenance of persecutory delusions is presented, which includes the (non-defended) direct roles given to emotion in delusion formation, the detailed consideration of both the content and form of delusions, and the hypotheses concerning the associated emotional distress.
Epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders in adults in the community in England.
TLDR
The prevalence of ASD in this population is similar to that found in children, and the lack of an association with age is consistent with there having been no increase in prevalence and with its causes being temporally constant.
Prevalence and correlates of self-reported psychotic symptoms in the British population
TLDR
Self-reported psychotic symptoms are less common in this study than reported elsewhere, because of the measure used, but these symptoms have demographic and clinical correlates similar to clinical psychosis.
Measuring ideas of persecution and social reference: the Green et al. Paranoid Thought Scales (GPTS)
TLDR
The development of a reliable and valid tool to assess ideas of persecution and social reference in a simple self-report format is presented, guided by a current definition of persecutory ideation and incorporating assessment of conviction, preoccupation and distress.
The World Health Report 2001
  • P. Bebbington
  • Medicine
    Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • 1 October 2001
The Brief Core Schema Scales (BCSS): psychometric properties and associations with paranoia and grandiosity in non-clinical and psychosis samples
TLDR
Extreme negative evaluations of self and others appear to be characteristic of the appraisals of people with chronic psychosis, and are associated with symptoms of grandiosity and paranoia in the non-clinical population.
Atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia: systematic overview and meta-regression analysis
TLDR
There is no clear evidence that atypical antipsychotics are more effective or are better tolerated than conventional antipsychotic drugs.
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