Suppression of obsession-like thoughts in nonclinical individuals: impact on thought frequency, appraisal and mood state.

@article{Purdon2001SuppressionOO,
  title={Suppression of obsession-like thoughts in nonclinical individuals: impact on thought frequency, appraisal and mood state.},
  author={Christine L Purdon and David A. Clark},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1163-81}
}
Wegner's (1994, Psychological Review, 101, 34-52) research on the paradoxical effect of thought suppression has been incorporated into contemporary cognitive-behavioural models of obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, findings on the effects of thought suppression on thought frequency have been inconsistent and few studies have actually examined the suppression of thoughts that are obsessional in nature. In the present study 219 nonclinical participants were randomly assigned to suppress or… CONTINUE READING

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