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New study investigating the role of Metacognitive Beliefs, Symptom Severity, and Cognitive Behavioural Factors in Social Anxiety & Work Status

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 19:16 -- loracapo

Research Feature: Social Anxiety and Work Status: The Role of Negative Metacognitive Beliefs, Symptom Severity and Cognitive-Behavioural Factors (Nordahl & Wells, 2017)


Exciting study comparing MCT versus disorder-specific CBT

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 19:15 -- loracapo

Research Feature: A recent study compared Metacognitive therapy versus disorder-specific CBT for comorbid anxiety disorders. Johnson, Hoffart, Nordahl, and Wampold (2017) found that both treatments were effective for patients with comorbid anxiety disorders however MCT may have more rapid effects on anxiety symptoms in comorbid anxiety disorders!


See here for the full paper:

Metacognition: A Common Factor Across Psychological Disorders

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:59 -- loracapo

A recent meta-analysis by Sun, Zhu and Ho-Wai So (2017) found that metacognition was common across psychological disorders. The results support the S-REF model which states that dysfunctional metacognitions are elevated in psychiatric disorders.

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New evidence comparing the metacognitive model and cognitive behavioural therapy model for social anxiety disorder.

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 15:33 -- kudos_admin

A recent study by Nordahl & Wells (2017) found that the metacognitive model that emphasised negative metacognitive beliefs about the uncontrollability and danger of thoughts and cognitive confidence was a significantly better model than the cognitive model. 

Read the full article here.

Exciting research on cognitive & metacognitive predictors of symptom improvement in social anxiety disorder!

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:10 -- kudos_admin

Exciting research on cognitive & metacognitive predictors of symptom improvement in social anxiety disorder!

A recent study found that although both cognitive and metacognitive beliefs decreased throughout treatment in patients with social anxiety disorder, metacognitive beliefs were the only independent predictor across all outcomes !

Metacognitive change may be more important than cognitive belief change in symptom outcome and recovery in SAD.

New randomized Controlled trial on MCT for Depression

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:09 -- kudos_admin

New randomized controlled trial on MCT for depression found that 70-80% of patients were classified as recovered at post treatment and follow up! Link to the full article here:

The study was also recently mentioned in a DailyMail article that discussed MCT for Depression ! Link to that article can be found here:

Long term follow-up of generalized anxiety treated with MCT shows superiority over CBT is maintained

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 14:13 -- kudos_admin

A 30-month follow-up study of patients treated with MCT or Intolerance of uncertainty therapy showed that both treatments maintained their gains but MCT remained superior statistically and clinically with patients showing greater sustained efficacy.


Reference: van der Heiden, C., & Melchior, K (in press). European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, Vol 2, issue 4.