Journal article

Obsessive compulsive disorder: A review of possible specific internal representations within a broader cognitive theory

G Doron, M Kyrios

Clinical Psychology Review | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2005


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the most incapacitating of anxiety disorders, and is rated as a leading cause of disability by the World Health Organization (1996). Current cognitive models of OCD have focused on beliefs and management strategies involved in the development, maintenance, and exacerbation of OCD. However, despite evidence of their association to psychopathology, few researchers have applied the idea of underlying cognitive-affective structures, such as perceptions about the self and world, as operating in individuals with obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors. This paper critically engages with current cognitive, developmental, and attachment research asso..

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