An Overview of Clinical and Research Issues in Obsessional-Compulsive Disorders

  • S. Jack Rachman

Abstract

Since the introduction of the concept of obsessional-compulsive disorder (OCD) well over a hundred years ago, the definition of the disorder has produced little controversy. The main features are difficult to mistake, and recent research has enabled us to clarify and review the concept. Jaspers’s (1963) definition is representative and comprehensive.

Keywords

Research Issue Compulsive Behavior Spontaneous Decay Response Prevention Repetitive Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Jack Rachman
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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