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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
A Neuropsychological Approach

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Pritha Mukhopadhyay - Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta
  • Sreemoyee Tarafder - Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University

July 2018 | 276 pages | SAGE India

This edited book is a comprehensive presentation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through a neuropsychological framework and the various empirical researches carried out in this domain. The book evaluates whether the information from different research perspectives can form a strong basis for improving the available treatment options for OCD as well as devising newer and better therapy strategies. It thoroughly discusses the various neuropsychological assessment tools that can be used to study the different dimensions of OCD in terms of symptom severity, beliefs, personality and cognition, including executive functions. The book provides guidelines to enhance the skills necessary for developing clinical acumen. The distorted beliefs and functioning, familial factors and scope for inheriting the disorder and obsessive–compulsive spectrum are also described in detail. The book concludes with a discussion of obsessive–compulsive personality traits to help readers arrive at a holistic understanding of OCD, combining neuropsychological and psychoanalytical lenses.

Ajit Kumar Dalal
Foreword by
Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Introduction—The Research Journey
Suvosree Bhattacharya, Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Functional Overview
Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
History Taking, Mental Status Examination and Assessment
Sujata Das, Pritha Mukhopadhyay, Shyamal Kumar Das and Suvosree Bhattacharya
Study of Attention in OCD in Comparison with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Obsessive Personality Traits, Metacognitive Beliefs and Executive Functions in Patients with OCD
Sreemoyee Tarafder and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Search for an Endophenotypic Model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Dinaz R Jeejeebhoy, Sreemoyee Tarafder, Nilanjana Chatterjee and Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Impulsivity Versus Compulsivity: Personality Pre-disposition and Executive Functioning in OCD, OCSD and BPD
Sreemoyee Tarafder, Parmeet Kaur Soni & Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Slowness in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Comparative Study
Pritha Mukhopadhyay and Sreemoyee Tarafder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Psychoanalytic and Neuropsychological Interface

Pritha Mukhopadhyay

Pritha Mukhopadhyay is Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta. She has been a brilliant and meritorious student right from the beginning of her student life. She was awarded national scholarship by the Government of India for her performance at higher secondary and graduation examinations. She was the recipient of the gold medal at the postgraduation level at the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta in 1980. She went on to join the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta as a lecturer in 1986. She was awarded her doctoral degree in 1991. For her postdoctoral work, she received the J. William... More About Author

Sreemoyee Tarafder

Sreemoyee Tarafder, is at present an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University, Barasat. A promising student of psychology right from her undergraduate days, she is a gold medalist in MPhil in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calcutta where she also received the G. G. Prabhu Award for topping her class. She completed her PhD from University of Calcutta, under Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay and was felicitated with the Durganand Sinha Memorial Award for her doctoral work on OCD from the National Association of Psychology (NAOP). She is also a corporate trainer and a consultant... More About Author

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