Anxiety disorders and control related beliefs: the exemplar of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

@article{Moulding2006AnxietyDA,
  title={Anxiety disorders and control related beliefs: the exemplar of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).},
  author={Richard Moulding and Michael Kyrios},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={573-83}
}
Beliefs about control have been postulated to be important to anxiety and mood disorders. In particular, the phenomenology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) suggests that it may be an exemplar of an anxiety disorder where control issues related to the self (behavior and thoughts) and world (the external environment) are particularly important. However, only beliefs concerning the need to control thoughts have been incorporated into contemporary theories of OCD. This article summarizes the… CONTINUE READING