Are intrusive thoughts subject to habituation?

@article{Parkinson1980AreIT,
  title={Are intrusive thoughts subject to habituation?},
  author={L. A. Parkinson and Stanley Jack Rachman},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1980},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          409-18
        }
}
Abstract The main question was addressed by studying three groups of non-psychiatric subjects who experienced intrusive and distressing thoughts. The effects of one of three forms of habituation training (massed, spaced and spaced combined with relaxation) on selected thoughts were assessed on a range of measures including latency, duration, discomfort, fading and so on. It appears that intrusive thoughts are subject to habituation. Broad decrements of significant magnitude were observed after… CONTINUE READING
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