Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Kelly, a 22-year-old woman, steps into Guy Doron's office and describes her problem·: "I can't leave my apartment without someone I trust watching over me. I fear having an urge to assault people, especially old women and children or anyone I believe is weaker than me. I feel like a horrible person, I fear myself. It is a terrible way to live." Mike, a 37-year-old man, is preoccupied with different fears: "Two months after the beginning of every relationship, I start doubting how I feel about the other person and whether I actually like them. Eventually the strain of the never-ending questioning gets too much, makes me depressed, anxious, and guilty, and I cannot function without ending the relationship."
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychopathology
EditorsPatrick Luyten, Linda C. Mayes, Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Sidney J. Blatt
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherGuilford Press
Chapter10
Pages199-215
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781462522026, 9781462531424
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsession
  • Psychology
  • domains of self
  • specific domains of self
  • obssessional preoccupations
  • dysfunctions of the attachment system
  • OCD
  • intrusive experiences

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    Doron, G., Mikulincer, M., Kyrios, M., & Sar-El, D. (2015). Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder. In P. Luyten, L. C. Mayes, P. Fonagy, M. Target, & S. J. Blatt (Eds.), Handbook of Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychopathology (pp. 199-215). Guilford Press.