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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.



Why is research so important and why should scholars, researchers and psychotherapists in the field of obsessive-compulsive disorder join forces in order to deepen their knowledge of this highly disabling disorder?

Barbara Barcaccia, Francesco Mancini

ABSTRACT: Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (oCd) has been ranked by the world Health organization as one of the ten most handicapping illnesses by lost income and decreased quality of life (veale 2007). it is well known that the disorder is not limited to one culture or one period of time, since it has been found in different cultures and in different parts of the world, with its basic characteristics ...

Journal Article: Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 11 (6), pp. 149-151, 2013.