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S. Rachman

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date: 14 November 2019

This chapter presents a general introduction to the nature of contamination and compulsive behaviour. It outlines the links to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the historical and current theoretical stances on the fear of contamination and OCD, and reasons why a reappraisal of the explanations of the fear of contamination is required.

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