Four. The ‘Logic’ behind OCD

  1. Kieron O'Connor and
  2. Frederick Aardema

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch4

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) The ‘Logic’ behind OCD, in Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch4

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:

  • ‘Logic’ behind OCD;
  • reasoning, behind obsessional doubt;
  • client's awareness of the thoughts;
  • justification, behind the doubt;
  • reasoning, making sense of the world;
  • role playing exercise;
  • prompting the reasoning;
  • teaching client, to reconnect with reasons for OCD;
  • OCD, and automatisation;
  • aversion level, to the doubt

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Reasoning Behind the Doubt

  • What is Reasoning?

  • Prompting the Reasons

  • Issues in Teaching the Client to Reconnect with the Reasons for the OCD

  • ‘Automatisation’

  • Level of Aversion to the Doubt

  • Imaginative Processes

  • Decontextualization

  • Dialogue Illustrating Awareness of OCD Logic