Motivation, time course, and heterogeneity in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Response to Taylor, McKay, and Abramowitz (2005).
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In response to commentary by S. Taylor, D. McKay, and J. S. Abramowitz (2005), the authors discuss the distinctive features of their theory of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which explains the disorder as a dysfunction of a security-motivation system. The authors address issues of the interrelation of emotion, cognition, and behavior in the disorder; starting versus stopping as the underlying dysfunctional problem; and the origins and possible significance of symptom heterogeneity in the disorder. In addition, the authors suggest various ways their theory of obsessive-compulsive disorder may be generative for future research.
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