Oxford Guide to the Treatment of Mental Contamination

Paperback | December 13, 2014

byStanley Rachman, Anna Coughtrey, Roz Shafran

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A fear of contamination drives the most common manifestation of obsessive compulsive disorders(OCD), compulsive washing. OCD is a distressing anxiety disorder that affects 1-2 percent of the population and can be disabling. Intense and complex forms of the disorder benefit from advancedanalyses of contamination and its treatment. This book, part of a series on modern psychological treatments published by OUP, provides a detailed account of the nature and causes of the various forms of a fear of contamination and their consequences. Methods of treatment are described and fully illustrated by case histories. The inclusion oforiginal analyses and explanations of a newly recognised form of the fear, mental contamination, is an important feature of the book and will enable therapists to expand their ability to assess and treat the abnormal fears of contamination.Written by clinicians with extensive experience, this volume is valuable for all clinical psychologists and psychotherapists with an interest in OCD

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A fear of contamination drives the most common manifestation of obsessive compulsive disorders(OCD), compulsive washing. OCD is a distressing anxiety disorder that affects 1-2 percent of the population and can be disabling. Intense and complex forms of the disorder benefit from advancedanalyses of contamination and its treatment. This...

Professor Rachman, is a leading clinical researcher and has numerous publications - journal articles, books and chapters in edited books. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of British Columbia and the Institute of Psychiatry, is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the British Psychological Society where he wa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.68 inPublished:December 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198727240

ISBN - 13:9780198727248

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Part 1: Phenomena of Contamination Fears1. Clinical fears of contamination2. Features of contact and mental contamination3. Case illustrations of contact and mental contamination4. Mental contamination5. Case illustrations of various forms of mental contamination6. A cognitive theory of contamination fears and compulsive washingPart 2: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment of Mental Contamination7. Assessment and formulation of mental contamination8. Overview of cognitive behavioural treatment of mental contamination9. Case illustrations of cognitive behavioural methods10. Contamination after physical or psychological violations11. Case illustrations12. Self-contamination13. Case illustrations14. Morphing15. Case illustrations16. Visual contamination17. Case illustrations18. Case series19. Clinical and Research ImplicationsToolkit