automatic negative thought


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automatic negative thought

Psychiatry An unpleasant anxiety-provoking thought automatically triggered in a person by a particular situation. See Cognitive therapy.
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This study examined automatic negative thoughts of university students in terms of gender, department studied and emotional intelligence.
05 Note: ISRA B = Inventario de Situaciones y Respuestas de Ansiedad Breve [Brief Inventory of Anxiety Situations and Responses], APTs = Automatic Positive Thoughts in situations generating anxiety, ANTs = Automatic Negative Thoughts in situations generating anxiety, BADS = Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale; EROS = Environmental Reward Observation Scale Table 2 Means, standard deviations, average ranges, [chi square] and associated significance (p) for the variables compared by group using the Kruskal-Wallis test (N = 18) Group M SD Average [chi square] p range CT 9.
Women who reported more trouble reaching orgasm during sex also had more automatic negative thoughts during the act, the report said.
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