A scientific cognitive-behavioral model of tinnitus: novel conceptualizations of tinnitus distress.

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McKenna, Laurence; Handscomb, Lucy; Hoare, Derek J.; Hall, Deborah A.;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Neurology, volume 5 (issn: 1664-2295, eissn: 1664-2295)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00196, pmc: PMC4186305
  • Subject: negative thoughts | Hypothesis and Theory | Tinnitus, belief, distorted perception, negative thoughts, safety behavior, selective attention | tinnitus | Neuroscience | safety behavior | belief | selective attention | distorted perception
    mesheuropmc: otorhinolaryngologic diseases

The importance of psychological factors in tinnitus distress has been formally recognized for almost three decades. The psychological understanding of why tinnitus can be a distressing condition posits that it becomes problematic when it acquires an emotive significance... View more
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