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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645098/the-behavioral-economics-of-social-anxiety-disorder-reveal-a-robust-effect-for-interpersonal-traits
#1
Thomas L Rodebaugh, Natasha A Tonge, Jaclyn S Weisman, Michelle H Lim, Katya C Fernandez, Ryan Bogdan
Recent evidence suggests that reduced generosity among individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) in behavioral economic tasks may result from constraint in changing behavior according to interpersonal contingencies. That is, people with SAD may be slower to be more generous when the situation warrants. Conversely, more global effects on generosity may be related to interpersonal vindictiveness, a dimension only somewhat related to SAD. A total of 133 participants, 73 with the generalized form of SAD, completed self-report instruments and a behavioral economic task with simulated interpersonal (friend, romantic partner, stranger) interactions...
June 15, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641122/working-with-parents-to-treat-anxiety-disordered-children-a-proof-of-concept-rct-evaluating-fear-less-triple-p
#2
Vanessa E Cobham, Ania Filus, Matthew R Sanders
Little is known about the efficacy of parent-only interventions and the maintenance of gains over time with anxiety-disordered children and adolescents. The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a 6-session parent-focused intervention (Fear-less Triple P) in reducing children's anxiety symptomatology. The parents of 61 anxiety-disordered children (7-14 years) were randomly assigned to either the 6-session parent-only group CBT intervention or a wait-list control (WL) group. Diagnostic and questionnaire measures were administered at post-treatment; as well as 3-, 6- and 12 months following the completion of treatment...
June 15, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646782/emotional-dysregulation-in-borderline-personality-disorder-and-its-influence-on-communication-behavior-and-feelings-in-romantic-relationships
#3
Annemarie Miano, Luna Grosselli, Stefan Roepke, Isabel Dziobek
Dysfunction in romantic relationships constitutes one of the most burdensome symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The aim of this study was to ascertain how emotional dysregulation affects behavior and relationship related feelings of women with BPD in threatening conversations with their own romantic partner. Thirty couples in which the women were diagnosed with BPD and 34 healthy control (HC) couples were videotaped while discussing personally threatening (i.e., personal failure) and relationship-threatening (i...
June 13, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624698/brief-mindfulness-training-de-couples-the-anxiogenic-effects-of-distress-intolerance-on-reactivity-to-and-recovery-from-stress-among-deprived-smokers
#4
Rotem Paz, Ariel Zvielli, Pavel Goldstein, Amit Bernstein
OBJECTIVE: We tested whether mindfulness de-couples the expected anxiogenic effects of distress intolerance on psychological and physiological reactivity to and recovery from an anxiogenic stressor among participants experimentally sensitized to experience distress. METHOD: N = 104 daily smokers underwent 18-hours of biochemically-verified smoking deprivation. Participants were then randomized to a 7-min analogue mindfulness intervention (present moment attention and awareness training; PMAA) or a cope-as-usual control condition; and subsequently exposed to a 2...
June 2, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618299/is-the-devil-in-the-detail-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-guided-internet-based-cbt-for-perfectionism
#5
Roz Shafran, Tracey D Wade, Sarah J Egan, Radha Kothari, Hannah Allcott-Watson, Per Carlbring, Alexander Rozental, Gerhard Andersson
An internet guided self-help cognitive-behavioural treatment (ICBT) for perfectionism was recently found to be effective (see this issue). Such studies stand in need of replication. The aim of this study was to report the outcomes and predictors of change when the treatment is delivered in a UK setting. A total of 120 people (Mean = 28.9 years; 79% female) were randomised to receive ICBT or wait-list control over 12 weeks (trial registration: NCT02756871). While there were strong similarities between the current study and its Swedish counterpart, there were also important differences in procedural details...
May 26, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600953/manualized-cognitive-therapy-versus-cognitive-behavioral-treatment-as-usual-for-social-anxiety-disorder-in-routine-practice-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Jürgen Hoyer, Jasmin Čolić, Andre Pittig, Stephen Crawcour, Manuela Moeser, Denise Ginzburg, Jihong Lin, Joerg Wiltink, Eric Leibing, Ulrich Stangier
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effectiveness of manualized cognitive therapy (mCT) following the Clark-Wells approach versus non-manualized cognitive-behavioral treatment-as-usual (CBTAU) for social anxiety disorder (SAD) in routine practice. METHODS: Forty-eight private practitioners were recruited within a multi-center trial and either received training in manualized CT for SAD or no such training. Practitioners treated 162 patients with SAD in routine practice (N = 107 completers, n = 57 for mCT, n = 50 for CBTAU)...
May 26, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586713/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-internet-based-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-perfectionism-including-an-investigation-of-outcome-predictors
#7
Alexander Rozental, Roz Shafran, Tracey Wade, Sarah Egan, Lise Bergman Nordgren, Per Carlbring, Andreas Landström, Stina Roos, Malin Skoglund, Elisabet Thelander, Linnéa Trosell, Alexander Örtenholm, Gerhard Andersson
Being highly attentive to details can be a positive feature. However, for some individuals, perfectionism can lead to distress and is associated with many psychiatric disorders. Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to yield many benefits for those experiencing problems with perfectionism, but the access to evidence-based care is limited. The current study investigated the efficacy of guided Internet-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (ICBT) and predictors of treatment outcome. In total, 156 individuals were included and randomized to an eight-week treatment or wait-list control...
May 26, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577757/robust-statistical-methods-a-primer-for-clinical-psychology-and-experimental-psychopathology-researchers
#8
Andy P Field, Rand R Wilcox
This paper reviews and offers tutorials on robust statistical methods relevant to clinical and experimental psychopathology researchers. We review the assumptions of one of the most commonly applied models in this journal (the general linear model, GLM) and the effects of violating them. We then present evidence that psychological data are more likely than not to violate these assumptions. Next, we overview some methods for correcting for violations of model assumptions. The final part of the paper presents 8 tutorials of robust statistical methods using R that cover a range of variants of the GLM (t-tests, ANOVA, multiple regression, multilevel models, latent growth models)...
May 26, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618298/shape-of-change-in-internet-based-behavioral-activation-treatment-for-depression
#9
Heather A O'Mahen, Esther Wilkinson, Kara Bagnall, David A Richards, Amanda Swales
Shape of change, sudden gains and depression spikes were examined in an online 12-session Behavioral Activation (BA) treatment for depression. Client and therapist factors related to sudden gains were examined to investigate processes associated with outcome. METHODS: Participants were postpartum Women with Major Depressive Disorder (n=42) who received online BA supported in 30-minute telephone sessions by a mental health worker. Depression symptoms were assessed at each session and number of sessions completed were recorded by the online program...
May 17, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549247/individuals-with-clinically-significant-insomnia-symptoms-are-characterised-by-a-negative-sleep-related-expectancy-bias-results-from-a-cognitive-experimental-assessment
#10
Hannah Courtauld, Lies Notebaert, Bronwyn Milkins, Simon D Kyle, Patrick J F Clarke
Cognitive models of insomnia consistently suggest that negative expectations regarding the consequences of poor sleep contribute to the maintenance of insomnia. To date, however, no research has sought to determine whether insomnia is indeed characterised by such a negative sleep-related expectancy bias, using objective cognitive assessment tasks which are more immune to response biases than questionnaire assessments. Therefore, the current study employed a reaction-time task assessing biased expectations among a group with clinically significant insomnia symptoms (n = 30) and a low insomnia symptoms group (n = 40)...
May 17, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545650/avoidance-and-decision-making-in-anxiety-an-introduction-to-the-special-issue
#11
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Tom Beckers, Michelle G Craske
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531873/randomized-control-trial-investigating-the-efficacy-of-a-computer-based-intolerance-of-uncertainty-intervention
#12
Mary E Oglesby, Nicholas P Allan, Norman B Schmidt
Intolerance of uncertainty (IU) is an important transdiagnostic variable within various anxiety and mood disorders. Theory suggests that individuals high in IU interpret ambiguous information in a more threatening manner. A parallel line of research has shown that interpretive biases can be modified through cognitive training and previous research aimed at modifying negative interpretations through Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM-I) has yielded promising results. Despite these findings, no research to date has examined the efficacy of an IU-focused CBM-I paradigm...
May 11, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531872/the-relative-effectiveness-of-extinction-and-counter-conditioning-in-diminishing-children-s-fear
#13
Carol Newall, Tiffany Watson, Kerry-Ann Grant, Rick Richardson
Two behavioural strategies for reducing learned fear are extinction and counter-conditioning, and in this study we compared the relative effectiveness of the two procedures at diminishing fear in children. Seventy-three children aged 7-12 years old (M = 9.30, SD = 1.62) were exposed to pictures of two novel animals on a computer screen during the fear acquisition phase. One of these animals was paired with a picture of a scared human face (CS+) while the other was not (CS-). The children were then randomly assigned to one of three conditions: counter-conditioning (animal paired with a happy face), extinction (animal without scared face), or control (no fear reduction procedure)...
May 11, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525796/beneficial-effects-of-training-in-self-distancing-and-perspective-broadening-for-people-with-a-history-of-recurrent-depression
#14
Emma Travers-Hill, Barnaby D Dunn, Laura Hoppitt, Caitlin Hitchcock, Tim Dalgleish
Cognitive training designed to recalibrate maladaptive aspects of cognitive-affective processing associated with the presence of emotional disorder can deliver clinical benefits. This study examined the ability of an integrated training in self-distancing and perspective broadening (SD-PB) with respect to distressing experiences to deliver such benefits in individuals with a history of recurrent depression (≥3 prior episodes), currently in remission. Relative to an overcoming avoidance (OA) control condition, SD-PB: a) reduced distress to upsetting memories and to newly encountered events, both during training when explicitly instructed to apply SD-PB techniques, and after-training in the absence of explicit instructions; b) enhanced capacity to self-distance from and broaden perspectives on participants' experiences; c) reduced residual symptoms of depression...
May 11, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544892/facial-expression-movement-enhances-the-measurement-of-temporal-dynamics-of-attentional-bias-in-the-dot-probe-task
#15
Corrado Caudek, Francesco Ceccarini, Claudio Sica
The facial dot-probe task is one of the most common experimental paradigms used to assess attentional bias toward emotional information. In recent years, however, the psychometric properties of this paradigm have been questioned. In the present study, attentional bias to emotional face stimuli was measured with dynamic and static images of realistic human faces in 97 college students (63 women) who underwent either a positive or a negative mood-induction prior to the experiment. We controlled the bottom-up salience of the stimuli in order to dissociate the top-down orienting of attention from the effects of the bottom-up physical properties of the stimuli...
May 10, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527330/home-practice-in-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-and-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-participants-mindfulness-practice-and-its-association-with-outcomes
#16
Christine E Parsons, Catherine Crane, Liam J Parsons, Lone Overby Fjorback, Willem Kuyken
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) emphasize the importance of mindfulness practice at home as an integral part of the program. However, the extent to which participants complete their assigned practice is not yet clear, nor is it clear whether this practice is associated with positive outcomes. For this systematic review and meta-analysis, searches were performed using Scopus and PubMed for studies published through to the end of 2015, reporting on formal home practice of mindfulness by MBSR or MBCT participants...
May 10, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544896/exploring-mechanisms-of-change-in-cognitive-therapy-and-interpersonal-psychotherapy-for-adult-depression
#17
Lotte H J M Lemmens, Francisca Galindo-Garre, Arnoud Arntz, Frenk Peeters, Steven D Hollon, Robert J DeRubeis, Marcus J H Huibers
The present study explored the temporal relationships between change in five candidate causal mechanisms and change in depressive symptoms in a randomized comparison of individual Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for adult depression. Furthermore, hypotheses concerning the mediation of change in these treatments were tested. Patients were 151 depressed adult outpatients treated with either CT (n = 76) or IPT (n = 75). Depression severity was assessed with the BDI-II. Candidate mediators included both therapy-specific as well as common factors...
May 8, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521280/stimulus-fear-relevance-and-the-speed-magnitude-and-robustness-of-vicariously-learned-fear
#18
Güler Dunne, Gemma Reynolds, Chris Askew
Superior learning for fear-relevant stimuli is typically indicated in the laboratory by faster acquisition of fear responses, greater learned fear, and enhanced resistance to extinction. Three experiments investigated the speed, magnitude, and robustness of UK children's (6-10 years; N = 290; 122 boys, 168 girls) vicariously learned fear responses for three types of stimuli. In two experiments, children were presented with pictures of novel animals (Australian marsupials) and flowers (fear-irrelevant stimuli) alone (control) or together with faces expressing fear or happiness...
May 6, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505471/a-prospective-examination-of-risk-factors-in-the-development-of-intrusions-following-a-trauma-analog
#19
Adam J Ripley, Joshua D Clapp, J Gayle Beck
Several factors have been linked to the severity of posttraumatic distress, although retrospective designs in much of the literature limit conclusions regarding the temporal relation between risk factors and corresponding symptoms. To address these concerns, the current project employed an analog trauma paradigm to assess the impact of background characteristics, stress response, and post-stressor affect regulation on subjective distress and intrusive memories experienced during the subsequent processing of emotional stimuli...
May 5, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499494/corrigendum-to-take-a-look-at-the-bright-side-effects-of-positive-body-exposure-on-selective-visual-attention-in-women-with-high-body-dissatisfaction-behav-res-therapy-83-2016-19-25
#20
Klaske A Glashouwer, Nienke C Jonker, Karen Thomassen, Peter J de Jong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
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