Procesy poznawcze w zaburzeniach obsesyjno-kompulsywnych – prawdziwe wyzwanie dla nauk kognitywnych
Research on Cognitive Processes in Obsessive-compulsive Disorder – An Outline of Issues
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The aim of this article is to discuss possible directions of interdisciplinary studies on obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is proposed that while examining the cognitive basis of the disorder one’s beliefs about the way cognitive processes work and the actual functioning of these processes should be taken into consideration, with executive functions in particular. Interdisciplinary studies combining psychiatry, clinical psychology and cognitive sciences may not only improve the understanding of the nature of cognitive processes, but also provide important data on how they are associated with specific symptoms of mental disorders. From a broader perspective such an approach may be potentially useful in developing new therapeutic techniques.
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