Adrian Wells

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A pilot randomized trial of metacognitive therapy vs applied relaxation in the treatment of adults with generalized anxiety disorder
    Adrian Wells
    University of Manchester, Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 48:429-34. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Treating posttraumatic stress disorder with metacognitive therapy: a preliminary controlled trial
    Adrian Wells
    University of Manchester and NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    J Clin Psychol 68:373-81. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Metacognitive therapy in treatment-resistant depression: a platform trial
    Adrian Wells
    University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 50:367-73. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Number of bodily symptoms predicts outcome more accurately than health anxiety in patients attending neurology, cardiology, and gastroenterology clinics
    Judy Jackson
    Division of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 60:357-63. 2006
  5. doi request reprint An empirical test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms: fusion beliefs, beliefs about rituals, and stop signals
    Samuel G Myers
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 23:436-42. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Belief domains of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-44 (OBQ-44) and their specific relationship with obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Samuel G Myers
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 22:475-84. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Metacognition, memory disorganization and rumination in posttraumatic stress symptoms
    Hazel Bennett
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 24:318-25. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Metacognition and persecutory delusions: tests of a metacognitive model in a clinical population and comparisons with non-patients
    Anthony P Morrison
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 50:223-33. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Distress in Parkinson's disease: contributions of disease factors and metacognitive style
    Rory Allott
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, 2nd Floor ERC, Wythenshaw Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 187:182-3. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Psychological factors predicting stress symptoms: metacognition, thought control, and varieties of worry
    Panagiotis Roussis
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Anxiety Stress Coping 21:213-25. 2008

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint A pilot randomized trial of metacognitive therapy vs applied relaxation in the treatment of adults with generalized anxiety disorder
    Adrian Wells
    University of Manchester, Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 48:429-34. 2010
    ..The recovery rates for MCT are similar to those obtained in an earlier uncontrolled trial (Wells & King, 2006). The effect sizes and standardized recovery rates for MCT suggest that it is a highly effective treatment...
  2. doi request reprint Treating posttraumatic stress disorder with metacognitive therapy: a preliminary controlled trial
    Adrian Wells
    University of Manchester and NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    J Clin Psychol 68:373-81. 2012
    ..How might the field advance? One way is to base new treatments on PTSD maintenance mechanisms. A treatment that does this, metacognitive therapy (MCT), underwent preliminary controlled evaluation in this study...
  3. doi request reprint Metacognitive therapy in treatment-resistant depression: a platform trial
    Adrian Wells
    University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 50:367-73. 2012
    ..More stringent criteria showed 60% recovery rates at post treatment and at 12 m. The results suggest that MCT could be a brief and effective treatment and they provide a precedent for more definitive randomized controlled trials...
  4. ncbi request reprint Number of bodily symptoms predicts outcome more accurately than health anxiety in patients attending neurology, cardiology, and gastroenterology clinics
    Judy Jackson
    Division of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 60:357-63. 2006
    ..In consecutive new outpatients, we aimed to assess whether somatization and health anxiety predicted health care use and quality of life 6 months later in all patients or in those without demonstrable abnormalities...
  5. doi request reprint An empirical test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms: fusion beliefs, beliefs about rituals, and stop signals
    Samuel G Myers
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 23:436-42. 2009
    ..g., responsibility and perfectionism) which have been linked to obsessive-compulsive symptoms in other theories were controlled. Results provide further support for the metacognitive model...
  6. ncbi request reprint Belief domains of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-44 (OBQ-44) and their specific relationship with obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Samuel G Myers
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 22:475-84. 2008
    ..Exploratory analyses of predictors of obsessive-compulsive symptom subtypes showed that metacognition and perfectionism contributed to different symptom domains. The data suggests that particular beliefs may be important in OCD...
  7. doi request reprint Metacognition, memory disorganization and rumination in posttraumatic stress symptoms
    Hazel Bennett
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 24:318-25. 2010
    ..The findings provide preliminary support for the role of meta-memory in the maintenance of PTSD symptoms and question the importance of memory disorganization...
  8. doi request reprint Metacognition and persecutory delusions: tests of a metacognitive model in a clinical population and comparisons with non-patients
    Anthony P Morrison
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 50:223-33. 2011
    ..Such a model is described and the clinical implications of the findings are also discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Distress in Parkinson's disease: contributions of disease factors and metacognitive style
    Rory Allott
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, 2nd Floor ERC, Wythenshaw Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 187:182-3. 2005
    ..People with a specific metacognitive style had an increased vulnerability to distress over and above previously identified disease factors; this suggests future directions for the development of psychological interventions...
  10. doi request reprint Psychological factors predicting stress symptoms: metacognition, thought control, and varieties of worry
    Panagiotis Roussis
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Anxiety Stress Coping 21:213-25. 2008
    ..The findings provide further support for Wells' metacognitive model of stress reactions...
  11. doi request reprint Association between abnormal psychosocial situations in childhood, generalized anxiety disorder and oppositional defiant disorder
    Hans M Nordahl
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:852-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether core dimensions of stressful psychosocial situations are differentially associated with childhood generalized anxiety disorder and oppositional defiant disorder...
  12. doi request reprint Automatic thoughts and meta-cognition as predictors of depressive or anxious symptoms: a prospective study of two trajectories
    Odin Hjemdal
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 54:59-65. 2013
    ..The findings suggested that the ATQ-30-N predicts future levels of depressive symptoms, while the MCQ-30 primarily predicts future levels of anxiety...
  13. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive beliefs across the continuum of psychosis: comparisons between patients with psychotic disorders, patients at ultra-high risk and non-patients
    Anthony P Morrison
    Psychology Services, Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust, UK Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:2241-6. 2007
    ..Furthermore, we predicted that patients with psychosis would show higher levels of such beliefs than the at risk group...
  14. ncbi request reprint How effective are cognitive and behavioral treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder? A clinical significance analysis
    Peter L Fisher
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Rawnsley Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    Behav Res Ther 43:1543-58. 2005
    ..However, when the asymptomatic criterion is used as the index of outcome, ERP and cognitive therapy have low and equivalent recovery rates (approximately 25%)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: an open trial
    Adrian Wells
    University of Manchester, Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 37:206-12. 2006
    ..04-2.78). In all but one case these were lasting changes. Recovery rates were 87.5% at post treatment and 75% at 6 and 12 months. The treatment appears promising and controlled evaluation is clearly indicated...
  16. doi request reprint An experimental manipulation of metacognition: a test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Samuel G Myers
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    Behav Res Ther 51:177-84. 2013
    ..Results support the metacognitive model...
  17. ncbi request reprint Childhood adversity and frequent medical consultations
    Maggie Fiddler
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:367-77. 2004
    ..Psychological treatments should be targeted at these patients with a view to reducing their frequent doctor visits...
  18. doi request reprint Metacognitive therapy in people with a schizophrenia spectrum diagnosis and medication resistant symptoms: a feasibility study
    Anthony P Morrison
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom Greater Manchester West NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 45:280-4. 2014
    ..This study evaluates the feasibility of MCT for people with psychotic disorders...
  19. ncbi request reprint Experimental modification of beliefs in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a test of the metacognitive model
    Peter L Fisher
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Rawnsley Building, UK
    Behav Res Ther 43:821-9. 2005
    ..The results were consistent with the hypotheses. The clinical implications for the treatment of OCD are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive symptoms: the contribution of metacognitions and responsibility
    Samuel G Myers
    University of Manchester, Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 19:806-17. 2005
    ..Responsibility did not add anything to the variance in symptoms explained by metacognitions. The data provide further support for the metacognitive model...
  21. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive therapy for PTSD: a preliminary investigation of a new brief treatment
    Adrian Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 35:307-18. 2004
    ..Two further consecutively referred patients were treated at 8 and 12 months post-trauma to add to sample size (n = 8). Overall Post treatment effect sizes were large, ranging from 3.0 to 5.0. Further evaluations are clearly warranted...
  22. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the Meta-cognitions Questionnaire-Adolescent Version
    Sam Cartwright-Hatton
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester, Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Pendlebury, Manchester M27 4HA, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 18:411-22. 2004
    ..Young people aged between 13 and 17 years report a range of types and levels of meta-cognitive beliefs and these are positively associated with emotional symptoms...
  23. ncbi request reprint A short form of the metacognitions questionnaire: properties of the MCQ-30
    Adrian Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Rawnsley Building, MRI, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    Behav Res Ther 42:385-96. 2004
    ..The psychometric properties of MCQ-30 suggest that the instrument is a valuable addition to the assessment of metacognitions that has the advantage of being more economical to use compared with the original MCQ...
  24. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive change as a predictor of outcome in cognitive therapy for psychosis
    Sophie Parker
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, U K Greater Manchester West NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust, Manchester, U K
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 51:8-16. 2014
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that metacognitive change at both end of treatment and follow-up is associated with positive outcomes in people with psychosis receiving CT...
  25. ncbi request reprint A comparison of metacognitions in patients with hallucinations, delusions, panic disorder, and non-patient controls
    Anthony P Morrison
    Psychology Services, Mental Health Services of Salford, Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 41:251-6. 2003
    ..The theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed...