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2016

Sulla necessità degli scopi come determinanti prossimi della sofferenza psicopatologica
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Sulla necessità degli scopi come determinanti prossimi della sofferenza psicopatologica

Francesco Mancini

ABSTRACT: In this article one of the most signifi cant limits of Clinical Cognitivism is highlighted: the scarce relevance attributed to “goals” in explaining psychopathology. In the standard Clinical Cognitivism the role of beliefs and cognitive processes is highly stressed, while the role of goals in orienting the cognitive processes, and thus, in the development and maintenance of beliefs, is neglected. It is, in ...

Journal Article: 13 (1), pp. 7-20, 2016.

2014

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Do we need a cognitive theory for obsessive-compulsive disorder? Yes, we do

Francesco Mancini, Barbara Barcaccia

ABSTRACT: Nowadays a general trend in psychiatry and clinical psychology, claming to explain mental illness and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in particular as a neurological disease, seems to be in ascendant. The purpose of this position paper is to rebut this perspective on OCD and demonstrate that an Appraisal Theory (AT) of the disorder, is necessary and sufficient in order to account for proximal determinants in the ...

Journal Article: Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 11 (6), pp. 197-203, 2014.