TITLE

The obsessive compulsive syndrome as a neurotic device for the reduction of self-uncertainty

AUTHOR(S)
Makhlouf-Norris, Fawzeya; Norris, Hugh; Makhlouf-Norris, F; Norris, H
PUB. DATE
March 1973
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar73, Vol. 122 Issue 568, p277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the use of the obsessive compulsive syndrome as a neurotic device for the reduction of self-uncertainty. It studies self identity in obsessional neurotic patients, which is designed to examine the content and structure of the obsessional conceptual system. It aims to arrive at a definition of the self and its position relative to other people in the system. The article is an inductive study of personal thinking, employing two original methods developed from a repertory grid technique.
ACCESSION #
24757675

 

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