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Obsessive patients and their guilt

  Francesco Mancini - Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicoterapia Cogniti
  Amelia Gangemi - Department of Cognitive Science, University of Mes

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In line with the Appraisal Theories of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), in this paper we present some experiments aimed at demonstrating the role of fear of guilt in OCD. What kind of guilt do OC patients want to prevent? Several studies suggest the existence of two different types of guilt emotions, namely deontological guilt and altruistic guilt. This research suggests that the former, more than the latter, is involved in OCD, and that both the fear of contamination and the Not Just Right Experience (NJRE) in OCD can be influenced by the fear of deontological guilt. 

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Correspondence to
prof. Francesco Mancini

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Apparaisal theories, deontological guilt, fear of contamination, Not Just Right Experience

Received 31 May 2016; Revised 2 Jan 2017; Accepted 2 Jan 2017; In Press 16 Apr 2017

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