Dissociation : Volume 10, No. 1, p. 038-043 : The overlap between dissociative and obsessive-compulsive disorders: a theoretical link

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Title: Dissociation : Volume 10, No. 1, p. 038-043 : The overlap between dissociative and obsessive-compulsive disorders: a theoretical link
Author: Pica, Michael; Beere, Don; Maurer, Lara
Abstract: The psychological literature reveals a comorbidity between dissociative and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The exact nature of this relationship, however, remains unknown (Steinberg, 1993) . This paper offers one explanation by linking the manifestation of dissociative and obsessive-compulsive symptoms to rigidity in the spontaneous organization and integration of cognitive/perceptual experience. While the authors acknowledge there are most likely other factors contributing to this complex relationship, they believe that the dissociative and obsessive's inability to attend to new facts, respond to changes in the environment, and assimilate/accommodate peripheral information into pre-existing schemas about the self and the world may begin to explain some of their clinical overlap in perception, cognition, and behavior.
Description: p. 038-043
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1833
Date: 1997-03


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