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Why do people with OCD and health anxiety seek reassurance excessively? An investigation of differences and similarities in Function

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Excessive reassurance seeking (ERS) is commonly reported in patients who have OCD or health anxiety. Despite its prevalence and associated risk of ongoing difficulties, little is known about the function of ERS. It has been conceptualised as a type of compulsive checking behaviour, but could also be seen as being a supportive maneuver. This study offers a new approach towards defining ERS and support seeking (SS), and similarities between these two constructs in a sample of OCD and health anx...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10608-016-9826-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
Department:
Unknown
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
College Only
Department:
Harris Manchester College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2951-2283
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Cognitive Therapy and Research More from this journal
Volume:
41
Issue:
4
Pages:
619–631
Publication date:
2017-02-18
Acceptance date:
2016-12-08
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-2819
ISSN:
0147-5916
Pmid:
28751797
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:856488
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uuid:b6cac36c-5d8a-4309-896c-9b56f599a30d
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pubs:856488
Source identifiers:
856488
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2019-07-25

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