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Hostility and Guilt in Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

Rahul Manchanda
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical College, Lucknow 226003, India
Brij B. Sethi
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical College, Lucknow 226003, India
Suresh C. Gupta
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical College, Lucknow 226003, India

Summary

The enquiry relates to the investigation of 30 cases of obsessive-compulsive neurosis with special reference to the phenomena of hostility and guilt as revealed through Foulds' Five Punitive Scales and the Thematic Apperception Test. Controls consisted of an equal number of subjects suffering from neurotic depression. Analysis reveals acting-out hostility and extrapunitive tendency in the experimental group. No significant difference was found in terms of guilt scores.

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