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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
A Neuropsychological Approach

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Pritha Mukhopadhyay - Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta
  • Sreemoyee Tarafder - Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University

July 2018 | 276 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This edited book is a comprehensive presentation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through a neuropsychological framework and the various empirical researches carried out in this domain. The book evaluates whether the information from different research perspectives can form a strong basis for improving the available treatment options for OCD as well as devising newer and better therapy strategies. It thoroughly discusses the various neuropsychological assessment tools that can be used to study the different dimensions of OCD in terms of symptom severity, beliefs, personality and cognition, including executive functions. The book provides guidelines to enhance the skills necessary for developing clinical acumen. The distorted beliefs and functioning, familial factors and scope for inheriting the disorder and obsessive–compulsive spectrum are also described in detail. The book concludes with a discussion of obsessive–compulsive personality traits to help readers arrive at a holistic understanding of OCD, combining neuropsychological and psychoanalytical lenses.

Ajit Kumar Dalal
Foreword by
Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Introduction—The Research Journey
Suvosree Bhattacharya, Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Functional Overview
Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
History Taking, Mental Status Examination and Assessment
Sujata Das, Pritha Mukhopadhyay, Shyamal Kumar Das and Suvosree Bhattacharya
Study of Attention in OCD in Comparison with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Obsessive Personality Traits, Metacognitive Beliefs and Executive Functions in Patients with OCD
Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Search for an Endophenotypic Model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Dinaz R Jeejeebhoy, Sreemoyee Tarafder, Nilanjana Chatterjee and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Impulsivity Versus Compulsivity: Personality Pre-disposition and Executive Functioning in OCD, OCSD and BPD
Sreemoyee Tarafder, Parmeet Kaur Soni & Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Slowness in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Comparative Study
Pritha Mukhopadhyay and Sreemoyee Tarafder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Psychoanalytic and Neuropsychological Interface
Key features

·         Includes studies that focus on comparing OCD with other clinical groups in terms of their neuropsychological, personality and other important factors.

·         It provides a comprehensive overview of different perspectives in understanding the pathogenesis of OCD.

·         It proposes a model that integrates psychoanalytical and neuropsychological understanding of OCD.

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ISBN: 9789352807314

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