Seven. OCD Doubt is 100% Imaginary

  1. Kieron O'Connor and
  2. Frederick Aardema

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch7

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) OCD Doubt is 100% Imaginary, in Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch7

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:

  • OCD, intervention;
  • OCD, imaginary;
  • inference-based therapy;
  • doubt, 100% subjective;
  • direct evidence versus OCD;
  • obsession, from within client's imagination;
  • OCD, blending OCD thoughts;
  • normal versus imaginary doubt;
  • imaginary thoughts, becoming real;
  • inferential confusion, in OCD

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • OCD is Imaginary

  • Doubt is 100% Subjective

  • What do we Mean by ‘Imagination?’

  • Possibility Versus Reality

  • Direct Evidence Versus OCD

  • Imaginary Doubt

  • Perception and Imagination

  • Normal Versus Imaginary Doubt

  • Vive la Difference!

  • How Imaginary Thoughts Become Real

  • Inferential Confusion in OCD

  • Blending

  • De-blending

  • Neutralizing and Testing Behaviour

  • Examples of Testing Behaviour