The Obsessive Mind offers a well-defined and comprehensive understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder and its treatment model. Based on the results of current research, the book offers a psychological perspective on the disorder, a complete presentation of useful strategies and techniques that can be implemented in therapy, and work that can be done with family members of OCD patients, all proposed coherently with the theoretical model of the disorder. It also illustrates the pivotal role of moral goals as proximal psychological determinants of the obsessive symptomatology. The Obsessive Mind can be used by new clinicians to become acquainted with the theory and treatment of OCD, as well as more advanced clinicians to improve their OCD treatment skills and learn new interventions and ways to get out of deadlock in treatment and thereby increase efficacy.

chapter |4 pages


part I|2 pages

Psychological Explanation of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

part II|2 pages

Psychological Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

chapter 8|13 pages

Constructing a Diagrammatic Model for Understanding the Disorder

Objectives, Procedure, Difficulties

chapter 10|20 pages

Disgust and Contamination

Cognitive Anti-Disgust Interventions

chapter 11|29 pages

Accepting Risk

Cognitive Techniques

chapter 18|22 pages

Treatment Traps

Underlying Beliefs and Goals and Solutions