The Voice of Depression: Prevalence and Stability Across Time of Perception-Laden Intrusive Thoughts in Depression

  title={The Voice of Depression: Prevalence and Stability Across Time of Perception-Laden Intrusive Thoughts in Depression},
  author={Steffen Moritz and Jan Philipp Klein and Thomas Berger and Frank Lar{\o}i and Bj{\"o}rn Meyer},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  pages={986 - 994}
Intrusive depressive thoughts are typically defined in terms of their content, frequency, and pervasiveness. The extent to which they carry sensory properties is largely unexplored. In a pilot study, 56.5% of individuals with mild to moderate depressive symptoms experienced depressive thoughts with sensory features. The present study explored the prevalence of sensory thoughts in patients with severe depression and examined the stability of the sensory phenomena across time. A total of 163… 
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