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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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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...

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10.1017/s1352465812000252

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Pages:
383-399
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1469-1833
ISSN:
1352-4658
URN:
uuid:a5d53ab7-448f-42af-952b-6ce9fc3969ef
Source identifiers:
374784
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pubs:374784

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