Lookup NU author(s): Dr Rob Dudley,
Dr Marsha Cochrane,
Dr Kate Cavanagh,
Professor Mark Freeston
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Objectives: People with psychotic symptoms are reported to have a characteristic reasoning style in which they jump to conclusions (JTC). To date little research has been conducted to investigate if this style changes over time and is associated with improvements or worsening of symptoms. This study considered these questions. Methods: 31 service users were recruited from a first episode service and completed measures of reasoning, psychotic and non psychotic symptomatology at two time points over two years. Results: Over time, people with psychosis generally became less hasty in their decision making. Those who became less hasty in their reasoning were less symptomatic. For those that remained very hasty in their reasoning this was associated with a worsening specifically of the delusional beliefs. Conclusions: This work supports the notion that there is a critical time in the first few years of psychosis during which symptoms and reasoning can change. However, where reasoning style does not change this may be associated with greater difficulties associated with delusional beliefs.
Author(s): Dudley R, Daley K, Nicholson M, Shaftoe D, Spencer H, Cavanagh K, Freeston M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
Print publication date: 01/11/2013
Online publication date: 19/07/2013
ISSN (print): 0144-6657
ISSN (electronic): 2044-8260
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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