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Guillem Feixas ; Luis A. Saúl ; María I. Erazo Caicedo ; Gloria Dada ; David Winter ;Salud Mental 2014, 37 (1)

Autor: Adrián Montesano

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Salud Mental ISSN: 0185-3325 perezrh@imp.edu.mx Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz México Montesano, Adrián; Feixas, Guillem; Saúl, Luis A.; Erazo Caicedo, María I.; Dada, Gloria; Winter, David Cognitive conflicts and symptom severity in dysthymia: “I’d rather be good than happy” Salud Mental, vol.
37, núm.
1, enero-febrero, 2014, pp.
41-48 Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=58229962006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Salud Mental 2014;37:41-48 Suggested running head: Cognitive conflicts and dysthymia Cognitive conflicts and symptom severity in dysthymia: “I’d rather be good than happy” Adrián Montesano,1 Guillem Feixas,2 Luis A.
Saúl,3 María I.
Erazo Caicedo,4 Gloria Dada,2 David Winter5 Artículo original SUMMARY RESUMEN A method for studying cognitive conflicts using the repertory grid technique is presented.
By means of this technique, implicative dilemmas can be identified, cognitive structures in which a personal construct for which change is wished for implies undesirable change on another construct.
We assessed the presence of dilemmas and the severity of symptoms in 46 participants who met criteria for dysthymia and compared then to a non-clinical group composed of 496 participants. Finally, an analysis of the specific content of the personal constructs forming such dilemmas was also performed.
Implicative dilemmas were found in almost 70% of the dysthymic participants in contrast to 39% of controls and in greater quantity.
In addition, participants in both groups with this type of conflict showed more depressive symptoms and general distress than th...





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