Cognitive intrusions in a non-clinical population. I. Response style, subjective experience, and appraisal.

@article{Freeston1991CognitiveII,
  title={Cognitive intrusions in a non-clinical population. I. Response style, subjective experience, and appraisal.},
  author={Mark H Freeston and Robert Ladouceur and Nicole Thibodeau and Faith Gagnon},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={585-97}
}
The present study identified distinctive response styles to unpleasant cognitive intrusions to further understanding of intrusive phenomena similar to those observed in obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders. Response styles were studied among 125 university students who completed a questionnaire describing and evaluating seven cognitive intrusions and inventories of depressive, anxious, and compulsive symptoms. Almost all subjects (99%) reported intrusions and 92% included… CONTINUE READING