The Role of Emotion and Internal Experience in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Research from Newcastle University in the U.K. finds that “Increasing attention has focused on the role of emotion and internal experience in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This review examines three key constructs that capture different aspects of understanding, appraisal and tolerance of internal states in OCD – alexithymia, anxiety sensitivity (AS) and distress tolerance (DT).”

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Robinson, L., Freeston, M., Emotion and internal experience in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Reviewing the role of Alexithymia, Anxiety Sensitivity and Distress Tolerance. Clinical Psychology Review. Online March 15, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2014.03.003

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