Three. When OCD Begins

  1. Kieron O'Connor and
  2. Frederick Aardema

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch3

Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

How to Cite

O'Connor, K. and Aardema, F. (2011) When OCD Begins, in Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch3

Author Information

  1. Fernand-Seguin Research Centre, Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470684092

Online ISBN: 9781119960027

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Keywords:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
  • OCD, and when it begins;
  • OCD and doubt, the central problem;
  • ‘uncertain’ about events;
  • ‘intolerance of uncertainty’;
  • ‘lack of confidence’;
  • client to identify the doubt;
  • client, educated on OCD, as a single idea, doubt;
  • client, with multiple obsessional doubts;
  • OCD, obsession and compulsion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • When OCD Begins

  • What is Doubt…To be or…May be…?

  • Adjusting the Focus

  • Logical Template

  • Three-Step Logical Template to Unravel Initial Doubt

  • The Primacy of Doubt

  • Source of the Doubt

  • Intellectualizing the Doubt

  • Multiple Doubts

  • Shameful Doubts

  • Locating the Initial Base Doubt

  • Normal…But Not Normal

  • Phobic Doubts