Intrusive thoughts, obsessions, and appraisals in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a critical review.

@article{Julien2007IntrusiveTO,
  title={Intrusive thoughts, obsessions, and appraisals in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a critical review.},
  author={Dominic Julien and Kieron P O'connor and Frederick Aardema},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={366-83}
}
This article reviews empirical findings on two key premises of the appraisal model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): (a) non-clinical populations experience intrusive thoughts (ITs) that are similar in form and in content to obsessions; and (b) ITs develop into obsessions because they are appraised according to dysfunctional beliefs. There is support for the universality of ITs. However, the samples used are not representative of the general population. IT measures do not relate… CONTINUE READING