Inference processes in obsessive-compulsive disorder: some clinical observations.

  title={Inference processes in obsessive-compulsive disorder: some clinical observations.},
  author={Kieron P O'connor and Sophie Robillard},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={33 8},
In this paper we outline a cognitive model of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) which proposes that the core belief of OCD evolves through a series of illogical inferences. These faulty inference processes involve inferring the plausibility of events on the basis of irrelevant associations, dismissing actual evidence on the grounds of going beyond surface reality to a deeper reality, and finally inferring that a completely fictional narrative is a remote probability. A therapy aimed… CONTINUE READING


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