Adrian Wells

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Religion and mental health: towards a cognitive-behavioural framework
    Abigail James
    Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health Partnership, Bolton, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 8:359-76. 2003
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationships between worry, obsessive-compulsive symptoms and meta-cognitive beliefs
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 36:899-913. 1998
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Brief cognitive therapy for social phobia: a case series
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 39:713-20. 2001
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Social phobic interoception: effects of bodily information on anxiety, beliefs and self-processing
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 39:1-11. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Preliminary tests of a cognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder
    A Wells
    University of Manchester, Department of Clinical Psychology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
    Behav Res Ther 37:585-94. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint The observer perspective: biased imagery in social phobia, agoraphobia, and blood/injury phobia
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
    Behav Res Ther 37:653-8. 1999

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Religion and mental health: towards a cognitive-behavioural framework
    Abigail James
    Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health Partnership, Bolton, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 8:359-76. 2003
    ..generic mental models that provide a basis for guiding appraisals of life events and (2). self-regulation of thinking processes (metacognitive control)...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationships between worry, obsessive-compulsive symptoms and meta-cognitive beliefs
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 36:899-913. 1998
    ..The present data are consistent with recent formulations of generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Brief cognitive therapy for social phobia: a case series
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 39:713-20. 2001
    ..Brief cognitive therapy for social phobia appears promising and it is potentially cost-effective. Future randomised and controlled evaluations of this brief treatment are warranted...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Social phobic interoception: effects of bodily information on anxiety, beliefs and self-processing
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Behav Res Ther 39:1-11. 2001
    ..In particular, social anxiety appears to be modulated by body-state information. The implications of the present findings for cognitive therapy of social phobia are briefly discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Preliminary tests of a cognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder
    A Wells
    University of Manchester, Department of Clinical Psychology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
    Behav Res Ther 37:585-94. 1999
    ..The clinical implications of these data are briefly discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint The observer perspective: biased imagery in social phobia, agoraphobia, and blood/injury phobia
    A Wells
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
    Behav Res Ther 37:653-8. 1999
    ..Only social phobics showed a significant shift from an observer to a field perspective across the two conditions. The clinical implications of these findings are briefly discussed...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a case series
    Peter L Fisher
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GB, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:117-32. 2008
    ..Metacognitive therapy could be an effective and time efficient treatment for OCD...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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%)...
  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 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relationships between worry, psychotic experiences and emotional distress in patients with schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses and comparisons with anxious and non-patient groups
    Anthony P Morrison
    Psychology Services, Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust, Bury New Road, Manchester M25 3BL, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:1593-600. 2007
    ..This study also explores differences in worry between patients with a diagnosis of a schizophrenia spectrum disorder, patients with anxiety disorders and non-patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Interpretations of voices in patients with hallucinations and non-patient controls: a comparison and predictors of distress in patients
    Anthony P Morrison
    Psychology Services, Mental Health Services of Salford, Bury New Road, Manchester M25 3BL, UK
    Behav Res Ther 42:1315-23. 2004
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  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint An experimental investigation of thought suppression and anxiety in children
    S L Gaskell
    University of Manchester, School of Psychiatry, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 40:45-56. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that the experimental thought suppression paradigm is workable with 7-11-year-old children. The methodological, theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Metacognition as a mediator of the relationship between emotion and smoking dependence
    Marcantonio M Spada
    School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD, UK
    Addict Behav 32:2120-9. 2007
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Belief disconfirmation versus habituation approaches to situational exposure in panic disorder with agoraphobia: a pilot study
    Paul M Salkovskis
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, PO Box 077, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:877-85. 2007
    ..7-2.7), which suggests it may be a particularly efficient way of managing therapeutic exposure to feared situations in panic disorder with agoraphobia. Further research is needed to clarify the mechanism of change involved...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and emotional predictors of predisposition to hallucinations in non-patients
    Anthony P Morrison
    Psychology Services, Mental Health Services of Salford, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 41:259-70. 2002
    ..We aimed to test the specific hypothesis that positive interpretations of voices would predict frequency of hallucinatory experiences...
  34. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive beliefs about alcohol use: development and validation of two self-report scales
    Marcantonio M Spada
    School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD, UK
    Addict Behav 33:515-27. 2008
    ..The scales may aid future research into problem drinking and facilitate clinical assessment and case formulation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does maternal psychopathology discriminate between children with DSM-IV generalised anxiety disorder or oppositional defiant disorder? The predictive validity of maternal axis I and axis II psychopathology
    Hans M Nordahl
    Department of Psychology, NTNU, Dragvoll, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 16:87-95. 2007
    ..Mothers of children with ODD were characterised by more negative emotions and detached personality styles, whereas mothers of children with GAD seemed to be more somatic preoccupied, controlling and over-protective...
  36. ncbi request reprint A cognitive model of bulimia nervosa
    Myra J Cooper
    Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 43:1-16. 2004
    ..Implications for basic and treatment-related research are then discussed. Finally, the clinical implications of the new model, including the use of schema-focused techniques, are briefly discussed...
  37. ncbi request reprint I'll believe it when I can see it: imagery rescripting of intrusive sensory memories in depression
    Jon Wheatley
    University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 38:371-85. 2007
    ..The two cases are described in detail and follow-up data are reported. Implications for the cognitive treatment of depression and for our theoretical understanding about the mechanisms of change in cognitive therapy are considered...
  38. ncbi request reprint Intrusive images and memories in major depression
    Trishna Patel
    Sub Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:2573-80. 2007
    ..Interventions targeting these intrusions could potentially result in a positive shift in depressed mood...
  39. ncbi request reprint The relative contribution of metacognitive beliefs and expectancies to drinking behaviour
    Marcantonio M Spada
    Clinical and Health Psychology Research Centre, School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:567-74. 2007
    ..Metacognitive beliefs about alcohol use are a specific form of alcohol expectancy relating to the beliefs individuals hold about the effects of alcohol on cognition and emotion...