Insight and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Conceptual Analysis

  title={Insight and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Conceptual Analysis},
  author={I. Markov{\'a} and N. Jaafari and G. Berrios},
  pages={277 - 282}
  • I. Marková, N. Jaafari, G. Berrios
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopathology
  • Analysis of insight in obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) raises conceptual problems that need addressing before meaningful empirical work can be undertaken. Insight and OCD are locked within a definitional contradiction relevant both to the nosological boundaries of OCD and the meaning of insight itself. Given that it is a form of self-knowledge, it is proposed here that insight is best conceived as a mental state rather than symptom or symptom-dimension. As an aspect of this mental state… CONTINUE READING
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