Thought control strategies in schizophrenia: A comparison with non-patients

Anthony P. Morrison, Adrian Wells

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    This study tested the hypothesis that patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia would report the use of different thought control strategies in comparison with non-patients. The Thought Control Questionnaire [TCQ; Wells, A. and Davies, M. (1994). The thought control questionnaire: a measure of individual differences in the control of unwanted thoughts. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 32, 871-878.] was administered to 22 patients who met DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia and 22 non-patients. The results showed that schizophrenic patients used different thought control strategies (more worry and punishment-based strategies, less distraction-based strategies) in comparison with non-patients. The theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1205-1209
    Number of pages4
    JournalBehaviour research and therapy
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000


    • Adult
    • Analysis of Variance
    • Case-Control Studies
    • Chronic Disease
    • psychology: Delusions
    • psychology: Hallucinations
    • Human
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Questionnaires
    • Schizophrenia
    • Schizophrenic Psychology
    • Thinking


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