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BACKGROUND In paper I we reported that depression in the acute stage remitted in line with the psychosis and that 36% of patients developed post-psychotic depression (PPD). AIMS We apply our cognitive framework to PPD and chart the appraisal of self and psychosis and their link with the later emergence of PPD. METHOD Patients with ICD-10 schizophrenia(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical literature cautions against use of meditation by people with psychosis. There is, however, evidence for acceptance-based therapy reducing relapse, and some evidence for clinical benefits of mindfulness groups for people with distressing psychosis, though no data on whether participants became more mindful. AIMS To assess(More)
The study's objective was to assess the impact on clinical functioning of group based mindfulness training alongside standard psychiatric care for people with current, subjectively distressing psychosis. Data are presented from the first 10 people to complete one of four Mindfulness Groups, each lasting six sessions. People were taught mindfulness of the(More)
This study investigates the psychological process involved when people with current distressing psychosis learned to respond mindfully to unpleasant psychotic sensations (voices, thoughts, and images). Sixteen participants were interviewed on completion of a mindfulness group program. Grounded theory methodology was used to generate a theory of the core(More)
We offer provisional support for a new cognitive approach to understanding and treating drug-resistant auditory hallucinations in people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Study 1 emphasises the relevance of the cognitive model by detailing the behavioural, cognitive and affective responses to persistent voices in 26 patients, demonstrating that highly(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the development and psychometric investigation of the Beliefs About Voices Questionnaire (BAVQ), a self-report measure of how people understand and respond to their voices. The measure is unique in being driven by and gathering data essential to a cognitive formulation of voices. METHOD Sixty subjects with chronic hallucinatory(More)
This study uses Stroop methodology to investigate cognitive biases in the processing of five different forms of threat in bulimic and comparison women. The processing of different forms of threat was found to be relatively independent, which suggests that the measures do not tap a unitary threat construct. As predicted, the bulimic women showed a greater(More)
The present study examined the incidence of paranoid ideation in a nonclinical population. A sample of 324 college students completed a questionnaire assessing their personal experiences of paranoia, with an emphasis on the cognitive, behavioral, and affective components of their experience. They also completed a general measure of paranoia in nonclinical(More)
It has been proposed that delusional thinking may be on a continuum with normal behavior and can be assessed by taking account of factors such as the client's degree of belief conviction or the extent of preoccupation with the belief. In our research a number of measures were used to assess the delusional thinking of people diagnosed as schizophrenic. Two(More)
The present paper summarizes and integrates with the existing literature the results of three studies we have conducted on the measurement and modification of delusions. The findings of two of these studies have been presented previously; the third is briefly reported here. A total of 12 people with delusions took part. Ten participated in two(More)