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An experimental re-examination of the inferential confusion hypothesis of obsessive–compulsive doubt

Amelia Gangemi, Francesco Mancini, Reuven Dar

ABSTRACT: AbstractBackground and objectives The inferential confusion hypothesis postulates that obsessive doubt is perpetuated by a subjective form of reasoning characterized primarily by a distrust of reality and an overreliance on imagined possibilities. However, experimental evidence for this hypothesis may be compromised by a potential confound between type of information (reality vs. possibility) and its valence (danger ...

Journal Article: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 48 , pp. 90 - 97, 2015, ISSN: 0005-7916.