Thought suppression

Thought-stopping and articulatory suppression attempt to interrupt the flow of thoughts. No attempt is made to deal with thought material per se but rather to attenuate thinking. With articulatory suppression the patient is instructed to repeat, subvocally, the word 'the' every 3 seconds. This procedure is derived from the experimental psychology literature. Articulatory suppression is thought to occupy the short-term memory store used in the processing of information. The type of material most likely to respond is repetitive but non-affect-laden thoughts, not powerful enough to demand attention. Additionally, this technique may be useful during the night to enable rapid return to sleep.

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