Obsessive-compulsive disorder and behavioral therapy: A rational-choice perspective

Abstract

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental syndrome characterized by intrusive thoughts that trigger some repetitive action the individual feels driven to perform in order to relieve the anxiety engendered by the disturbing thoughts. A natural measure for the severity of OCD is the duration of the repetitive ritual. This paper presents a dynamic model… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2007.10.001

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