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Urbanicity, persecutory delusions, and clinical intervention: the development of a brief CBT module for helping patients with persecutory delusions enter social urban environments

Freeman, D; Waller, H; Harpur-Lewis, RA; Moore, R; Garety, P; Bebbington, P; Kuipers, E; ... Jolley, S; + view all (2015) Urbanicity, persecutory delusions, and clinical intervention: the development of a brief CBT module for helping patients with persecutory delusions enter social urban environments. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy , 43 (1) 42 - 51. 10.1017/S1352465813000660. Green open access

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Abstract

Substantial epidemiological research has shown that psychotic experiences are more common in densely populated areas. Many patients with persecutory delusions find it difficult to enter busy social urban settings. The stress and anxiety caused by being outside lead many patients to remain in-doors. We therefore developed a brief CBT intervention, based upon a formulation of the way urban environments cause stress and anxiety, to help patients with paranoid thoughts to feel less distressed when outside in busy streets.

Type: Article
Title: Urbanicity, persecutory delusions, and clinical intervention: the development of a brief CBT module for helping patients with persecutory delusions enter social urban environments
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S1352465813000660
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1352465813000660
Language: English
Additional information: Psychotherapy Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy / Volume 43 / Issue 01 / January 2015, pp 42-51 Copyright © British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 2013 The online version of this article is published within an Open Access environment subject to the conditions of the Creative Commons Atribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike licence <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/>. The written permission of Cambridge University Press must be obtained for commercial re-use.
Keywords: CBT, Delusions, schizophrenia, urbanicity
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > IoN RLW Inst of Neurological Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1405144
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