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ositive thinking in anxiety disordered children reconsidered

  title={ositive thinking in anxiety disordered children reconsidered},
  author={anne M. Hogendoorna and Pier J. M. Prinsb and Leentje Vervoortb and Lidewij H. Woltersa and Maaike H. Nautac and A. Hartmand and Harma Moorlagc and E. H. F. de Haana and Frits Boera},
Negatively valenced thoughts are assumed to play a central role in the development and maintenance of anxiety. However, the role of positive thoughts in anxiety is rather unclear. In the current study we examined the role of negative and positive self-statements in the anxiety level of anxious and nonanxious children. Participants were 139 anxiety disordered children and 293 non-anxious children (8–18 years). Compared to non-anxious children, anxious children reported more negative thoughts… 

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