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Abnormal processing of deontological guilt in obsessive--compulsive disorder

Barbara Basile and Francesco Mancini and Emiliano Macaluso and Carlo Caltagirone and Marco Bozzali

ABSTRACT: Guilt plays a significant role in the occurrence and maintenance of obsessive--compulsive disorder (OCD). Two major types of guilt have been identified: one deriving from the transgression of a moral rule (deontological guilt DG), another (altruistic guilt AG), relying on the assumption of having compromised a personal altruistic goal. Clinical evidence suggests that OCD patients are particularly sensitive to DG, ...

Journal Article: Brain Structure and Function, 219 (4), pp. 1321–1331, 2013, ISSN: 1863-2661.



Not just right experience: Is it influenced by feelings of guilt?

Francesco Mancini, Amelia Gangemi, Claudia Perdighe, Chiara Marini

ABSTRACT: Individuals with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) experience increased guilt. Further, these individuals often report uncomfortable sensations of things being not quite right (“not just right experiences”—NJREs). As to the relation between these psychological phenomena, it was hypothesized that feelings of guilt may enhance NJRE. In two experiments, we demonstrated that the induction of a guilty emotion ...

Journal Article: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39 (2), pp. 162 - 176, 2008, ISSN: 0005-7916.



Obsessions and compulsions: normative data on the Padua Inventory from an Italian non-clinical adolescent sample

Francesco Mancini, Andrea Gragnani, Floriana Orazi, Maria Grazia Pietrangeli

ABSTRACT: In the present study the structure of obsessive–compulsive phenomena in non-clinical adolescents was investigated by `The Padua Inventory' (PI). The PI is a self-report measure of obsessive and compulsive symptoms which is used in clinical and research settings. The use of PI in adolescents has been limited by the lack of normative data. Consequently, adolescent validation has both theoretical and practical ...

Journal Article: Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37 (10), pp. 919 - 925, 1999, ISSN: 0005-7967.