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(p. 65) Treatment—stage 2 

(p. 65) Treatment—stage 2
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(p. 65) Treatment—stage 2
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S. Rachman

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198515371.003.0006
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date: 20 October 2020

This chapter explores the second stage of treatment for obsessions. It discusses the reduction of significance of obsessional thoughts, and specific cognitive tactics that can be used. The fear of loss of control is explored, along with over-vigilance, alternative significance, analysing the reactions of friends and relatives, past obsessions, past treatments, and cognitive biases.

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