Intrusions and Inferences in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  title={Intrusions and Inferences in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder},
  author={Kieron O’Connor},
This article compares two models about the nature of obsessional intrusions: one, that they are just ‘normal thoughts’ whose obsessional significance derives from their appraisal; the other, that they are specific inferences about thoughts and things, which form conditional premises and are part of the obsessional reasoning. Support for the first model comes from questionnaire studies showing that the content of obsessional intrusions is similar or even identical to intrusions in non… CONTINUE READING

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