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19 - Overcoming Obsessive Ruminations (Sometimes Known as ‘Pure O’)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 May 2022

Lynne M. Drummond
Affiliation:
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
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This chapter will examine how to treat obsessions without obvious compulsions. Examples will be given of how this may be tackled. There will also be a discussion about the concept of ‘Pure O’, what this may consist of and how this may be tackled. Finally, there will be a discussion about distinguishing between and treating non-obsessive ruminations which can co-exist in people with OCD.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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