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.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychopathology|
|Editors||Patrick Luyten, Linda C. Mayes, Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Sidney J. Blatt|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9781462531424, 9781462522026|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Doron, G., Mikulincer, M., Kyrios, M., & Sar-El, D. (2015). Integrating Psychodynamic and Cognitive Approaches to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Attachment Insecurities and Self-Related Sensitivities in Morality and Relational Domains. In P. Luyten, L. C. Mayes, P. Fonagy, M. Target, & S. J. Blatt (Eds.), Handbook of contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychopathology (pp. 199-215). Guilford Press. https://books.google.com.au/books?id=37t-DQAAQBAJ&pg=PA200&lpg=PA200&dq=Integrating+Psychodynamic+and+Cognitive+Approaches+to+Obsessive+Compulsive+Disorder+%E2%80%93+Attachment+Insecurities+and+Self-Related+Sensitivities+in+Morality+and+Relational+Domains&source=bl&ots=7szd5dtR9Q&sig=ACfU3U0qngomlHtkLT7YuxNfjyYUi9cV5w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwimxcKFqInmAhXNfn0KHds0C0wQ6AEwBHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Integrating%20Psychodynamic%20and%20Cognitive%20Approaches%20to%20Obsessive%20Compulsive%20Disorder%20%E2%80%93%20Attachment%20Insecurities%20and%20Self-Related%20Sensitivities%20in%20Morality%20and%20Relational%20Domains&f=false