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

Makhlouf-Norris, Fawzeya; Norris, Hugh; Makhlouf-Norris, F; Norris, H
March 1973
British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar73, Vol. 122 Issue 568, p277
Academic Journal
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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.


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