The Six Stages of OCD: A Qualitative Analysis
28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science
OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, qualitative research, cognitive psychology
The empirical qualitative research study involved conducting semi-structured interviews with 18 participants who self-identified as possessing OCD. Results describe how participants undergo six-stage cycles of internal torment and we report their affective and cognitive phenomena. Such description data is useful to psychologists providing clinical treatments
Firmin, Michael W.; Barnhill, Kari E.; Foster, Hannah W.; and Turkelson, Lynley G., "The Six Stages of OCD: A Qualitative Analysis" (2016). Psychology Faculty Presentations. 320.