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Pathways to inflated responsibility beliefs in adolescent obsessive-compulsive disorder: a preliminary investigation.
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PMID:  21092378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: An inflated sense of responsibility is characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). No previous studies have investigated its origins. Five potential pathways to inflated responsibility beliefs have been proposed; these are tested in this study. Method: A novel measure, the Origins Questionnaire for Adolescents (OQA), was developed to assess experiences on these five pathways. Reliability of the OQA was investigated. The experiences on the five pathways to inflated responsibility beliefs of 16 adolescents with a history of OCD were compared to 16 adolescents with no history of OCD. Parents also reported on adolescents' experiences on the five pathways. Results: Test-retest reliability was high. The internal consistency of the subscales was only partly satisfactory. The groups differed on one pathway; the clinical group reported a higher sense of responsibility for significant incidents with a negative outcome prior to onset of OCD. Conclusions: An inflated sense of responsibility, in combination with the occurrence of specific incidents, might act as a vulnerability factor for development of OCD. Future research should consider how to measure the subtle effects of experiences of responsibility over the course of development.
Peter J Lawrence; Tim I Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1469-1833     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Cogn Psychother     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9418292     Medline TA:  Behav Cogn Psychother     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Oxford, UK.
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