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An examination of intrusion-related shame in obsessive-compulsive disorder

  title={An examination of intrusion-related shame in obsessive-compulsive disorder},
  author={A. Wallace},
  • A. Wallace
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating mental disorder characterised by obsessions and compulsions. Research has consistently shown that everyone experiences unwanted intrusive thoughts which are similar, if not identical, to clinical obsessions, but only 2% to 3.5% of individuals develop OCD. These findings have prompted enquiry as to why not everyone responds to their intrusive thoughts by performing clinically significant compulsions. Cognitive theorists propose that… CONTINUE READING

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