BACKGROUND: Mental contamination is a phenomenon whereby people experience feelings of contamination from a non-physical contaminant. Rachman (2006) proposes that standard cognitive behavioural treatments (CBT) need to be adapted here and there is a developing empirical grounding supporting the concept, although suggestions on adapting treatment have yet to be tested. METHOD: A single case study is presented of a man with a 20-year history of severe treatment resistant Obsessive Compulsive D...Expand abstract
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When the problem is beneath the surface in OCD: the cognitive treatment of a case of pure mental contamination.
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