Causal attributions in delusional thinking: an investigation using qualitative methods.

@article{Beese2004CausalAI,
  title={Causal attributions in delusional thinking: an investigation using qualitative methods.},
  author={Angela Beese and Peter Stratton},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 Pt 3},
  pages={267-83}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the attributions offered spontaneously during interview by patients who have delusional beliefs. Specifically, to assess whether people with delusional beliefs reason in a way that is analysable. If so, to extend the findings from previous research to provide a detailed picture of the patients' accounts that could inform cognitive therapies for psychosis. METHOD A group of 31 patients with delusional beliefs were interviewed using a semi-structured open-ended… CONTINUE READING