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(p. 169) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

(p. 169) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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(p. 169) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Author(s):

Peter D. McLean

and Sheila R. Woody

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195116250.003.0006
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter presents a description of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and the prevailing theory of OCD. It also reviews assessment issues related to diagnosis and treatment planning, along with the role of triggers, cognitive appraisals, feared consequences, and avoidance in the occurrence of obsessive thoughts. The chapter will concentrate on the detailed application of behavioral and cognitive behavioral models of treatment for OCD, since these approaches have been guided by empirical development.

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