Cognitive conflicts in major depression: Between desired change and personal coherence

Guillem Feixas, A. Montesano, V. Compan, M. Salla, G. Dada, Olga Pucurrull, A. Trujillo, C. Paz, D. Munoz, M. Gasol, L.A. Saul, F. Lana, I. Bros, E. Ribeiro, David Winter, M.J. Carrera-Fernandez, J. Guardia

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The notion of intrapsychic conflict has been present in psychopathology for more than a century within different theoretical orientations. However, internal conflicts have not received enough empirical attention, nor has their importance in depression been fully elaborated. This study is based on the notion of cognitive conflict, understood as implicative dilemma (ID), and on a new way of identifying these conflicts by means of the Repertory Grid Technique. Our aim was to explore the relevance of cognitive conflicts among depressive patients
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-385
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number4
Early online date16 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2014


  • cognitive conflicts
  • major depression
  • implicative dilemmas
  • repertory grid technique


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