Scrupulosity and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Cognitive Perspective in Islamic Sources
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A moral/religious subtype of obsessive compulsive disorder has been termed as scrupulosity by mental health professionals. Since ultimate feared consequence in scrupulous individuals is religious or moral in nature, it also presents interesting and difficult issue for religious authorities. This article focuses on various aspects of scrupulosity that have until now been poorly conceptualized in Islamic world and provides a conceptual cognitive framework and analysis of scrupulosity according to Islamic sources.
KeywordsObsessive compulsive disorder Scrupulosity Religiosity Islam Cognitive theory Thought-action fusion
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