The manipulation of responsibility in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  title={The manipulation of responsibility in obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Robert D. Shafran},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={36 ( Pt 3)},
It has been suggested that appraisal of intrusive thoughts in terms of responsibility for harm lies at the core of obsessional complaints. Clinical observation, psychometric data and the effects of manipulating responsibility for threat in compulsive checkers and normal samples have supported this formulation. The purpose of the present study was to manipulate responsibility in 36 obsessional participants with varied phenomenology. Responsibility was manipulated indirectly by varying the… CONTINUE READING