Integrating Psychodynamic and Cognitive Approaches to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Attachment Insecurities and Self-Related Sensitivities in Morality and Relational Domains

Guy Doron, Mario Mikulincer, Michael Kyrios, Dar Sar-El

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Abstract

In this chapter we present a recent model of OCD suggesting that sensitivity in specific domains of self (e.g. morality and relational domains) may increase the likelihood of developing obsessional preoccupations around issues related to these domains. We further argue that when coinciding with dysfunctions of the attachment system, such sensitivities can disrupt the process of coping with intrusive experiences and therefore contribute to OCD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychopathology
EditorsPatrick Luyten, Linda C. Mayes, Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Sidney J. Blatt
PublisherGuilford Press
Chapter10
Pages199-215
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781462531424, 9781462522026
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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