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dc.contributor.authorRomano, Mia
dc.contributor.authorMoscovitch, David A.
dc.contributor.authorHuppert, Jonathan D.
dc.contributor.authorReimer, Susanna G.
dc.contributor.authorMoscovitch, Morris 17:51:00 (GMT) 17:51:00 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractImagery rescripting (IR) is an effective intervention for social anxiety disorder (SAD) that targets negative autobiographical memories. IR has been theorized to work through various memory mechanisms, including modifying the content of negative memory representations, changing memory appraisals, and improving negative schema or core beliefs about self and others. However, no prior studies have investigated the unique effects of rescripting itself relative to other IR intervention components on these proposed mechanisms. In this preliminary study, 33 individuals with SAD were randomized to receive a single session of IR, imaginal exposure (IE), or supportive counselling (SC). Memory outcomes were assessed at 1- and 2-weeks post-intervention and at 3-months follow-up. Results demonstrated that the content of participants’ autobiographical memory representations changed in distinct ways across the three conditions. Whereas IR facilitated increases only in positive/neutral memory details, IE facilitated increases in both positive/neutral and negative memory details and SC facilitated no changes in memory details. Although memory appraisals did not differ across conditions, participants who received IR were more likely to update their negative memory-derived core beliefs. These unique effects of rescripting on memory representations and core beliefs enhance our understanding of the memory-based mechanisms of IR within the context of exposure-based learning for people with SAD.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [grant numbers PJT-364337 to DM and MOP-49566 to MM].en
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dc.subjectsocial anxietyen
dc.subjectimagery rescriptingen
dc.subjectimaginal exposureen
dc.subjectsupportive counsellingen
dc.subjectautobiographical memoryen
dc.titleThe effects of imagery rescripting on memory outcomes in social anxiety disorderen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRomano, Mia, David A. Moscovitch, Jonathan D. Huppert, Susanna G. Reimer, and Morris Moscovitch. “The Effects of Imagery Rescripting on Memory Outcomes in Social Anxiety Disorder.” Journal of Anxiety Disorders 69 (January 1, 2020): 102169.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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