Responsibility, thought-action fusion, and thought suppression in Turkish patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Yorulmaz, O.
Karancı, Ayşe Nuray
Bastug, B.
Kisa, C.
Goka, E.
Although an inflated sense of responsibility, thought-action fusion, and thought suppression are influential factors in cognitive models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), their impact on OCD has generally been demonstrated in samples from Western countries. The aim of the present study is to evaluate these cognitive factors in Turkish patients with OCD, other anxiety disorders, and community controls. Group comparisons showed that responsibility based on self-dangerousness and thought suppression significantly distinguished OCD patients from patients with other anxiety disorders and controls. Moreover, correlation and discriminant function analyses indicated that thought-action fusion in morality and likelihood was also associated with OCD symptoms. The present findings provide support for the international validity and specificity of cognitive factors and model for OCD. (C) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


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O. Yorulmaz, A. N. Karancı, B. Bastug, C. Kisa, and E. Goka, “Responsibility, thought-action fusion, and thought suppression in Turkish patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder,” JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 308–317, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: