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 Volume 4, Issue 2, 155-168, 2017
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Obsessive patients and their guilt

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

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2017, Pages 155-168
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5127/pr.045916

Abstract

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. 


Table of Contents
Introduction
Fear of Guilt and OCD
What Kind of Sense of Guilt Want to Prevent OC Patients?
Altruistic and Deontological Senses of Guilt
Deontological Guilt and OCD
 The Relationship Between Fear of Deontological Guilt, Fear of Disgusting Contamination and NJRE in OCD.
 The Relationship Between Fear of Guilt and Fear of Contamination
 The Relationship Between Fear of Deontological Guilt and Fear of Contamination in OC patients
Fear of Guilt and NJRE
Conclusions
References

Correspondence to
Amelia Gangemi, Dipartimento di Scienze Cognitive, Università di Messina, Via Concezione, 6-8, 98122-Messina, Italy.

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

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







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