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Reviewing evidence for the cognitive model of auditory hallucinations: The relationship between cognitive voice appraisals and distress during psychosis

Mawson, Amy; Cohen, Keren and Berry, Katherine. 2010. Reviewing evidence for the cognitive model of auditory hallucinations: The relationship between cognitive voice appraisals and distress during psychosis. Clinical Psychology Review, 30(2), pp. 248-258. ISSN 0272-7358 [Article]

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This paper systematically reviewed literature investigating the relationship between appraisals of voices and distress. The review included 26 studies, published between 1990 and 2008. Several types of appraisals were found to be linked to higher levels of distress in voice hearers, including voices appraised as malevolent, voices appraised as high in supremacy, voices appraised to have personal acquaintance with the individual, and attitudes of disapproval and rejection towards voices. However, results from cognitive therapy trials did not consistently report significant improvements in voice related distress post-intervention. One explanation for this finding is that mediating variables, such as social schemata, exist within the appraisal–distress relationship, variables which were not targeted in the cognitive therapy trials.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2009.11.006

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)

Dates:

DateEvent
2010Published

Item ID:

5596

Date Deposited:

23 May 2011 10:20

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2017 08:28

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5596

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