Introduction: A global perspective on unwanted intrusive thoughts

  title={Introduction: A global perspective on unwanted intrusive thoughts},
  author={D. Clark and A. Radomsky},
  journal={Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders},
  • D. Clark, A. Radomsky
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Abstract Because of Rachman and de Silva׳s (1978) influential research on normal and abnormal obsessions, it is now a basic tenet of cognitive behavioral theories (CBT) that clinical obsessions have their origins in the normal intrusive thought phenomena that characterizes the stream of consciousness. However much of the empirical research on unwanted intrusive thoughts has utilized retrospective self-report questionnaires that have weak construct validity and the samples have been drawn… CONTINUE READING
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