Paula R. Nathan

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Researchers have recently suggested that the commonalities across the emotional disorders outweigh the differences, and thus similar treatment principles could be applied in unified interventions. In this study, the authors used a benchmarking strategy to investigate the transportability of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression to(More)
Homework or between-session learning has long been considered an essential aspect of effective cognitive behaviour therapy. However, it has received relatively less empirical attention than other components of cognitive behaviour therapy. In general, studies have found that homework completion is predictive of outcome in psychotherapy. However, the amount(More)
BACKGROUND Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) increases vulnerability to multiple anxiety and depressive disorders and, as a common risk factor, elevated RNT may account for the high levels of comorbidity observed between emotional disorders. The aims of this study were to (a) compare two common forms of RNT (worry and rumination) across individuals with(More)
There is a strong link between perfectionism and eating disorders, yet little research to date has examined mediators of this relationship. The aim of this study was to investigate the mediating effect of anxiety on the relationship between perfectionism and eating pathology in a clinical sample (N = 370, M age = 25.04, 99 % female) of treatment-seeking(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare quality of life (QoL) in mental health outpatients to non-clinical norms, and examine the associations between QoL and principal diagnosis, number of comorbid Axis I diagnoses, and type of comorbidity. METHODS Consecutively referred and assessed patients (n = 2024) formed the study sample pool. Of these, 1486 individuals who had(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a variant bulimic-type presentation, whereby one meets criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN) except that binge eating episodes are not objectively large (i.e., "subjective bulimia nervosa," SBN), has comparable clinical severity to established eating disorders, particularly BN. METHOD Treatment-seeking adults with BN (N = 112),(More)
In view of the association between chronic headaches and depression, this study compared a cognitive therapy package designed for depression with a relatively standard behavioural treatment package designed for headaches (self-management training), in terms of their effects on headaches and depressive symptoms. Fifty-five subjects suffering from chronic(More)
This study examined the role of perfectionism (self-oriented and socially prescribed), shape and weight overvaluation, dichotomous thinking, and conditional goal setting in eating disorder psychopathology. Perfectionism and shape and weight overvaluation have had longstanding implication in the development and maintenance of eating disorders. A leading(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigates children's conceptions of happiness and wellbeing in relation to goal choice. It examines the prevalence and impact of Conditional goal setting (CGS) on levels of wellbeing and depression. Conditional goal setting describes commitment toward an important goal resulting from a conception that happiness is an end-point(More)