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Title: Perceptions of parenting in the context of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Author: Leslie, J.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2010
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This volume presents research into family issues in the context of Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The first section is a focused review of the literature concerning the effects of OCD on family members and on within family processes. While OCD has long been regarded as a disabling condition for sufferers, this review offers a critical evaluation of several new strands of research into its impact on the lives of relatives, with the aim of identifying important clinical implications and offering direction for future studies. An empirical investigation into beliefs about having children in the context of maternal OCD forms the second part of this thesis. As theoretical conceptualizations and recent research suggest a complex relationship between OCD and parenthood, this cross-sectional study aimed to explore sufferers' perceptions of the effects of OCD on parenting abilities and on the child, as well as beliefs about the impact of parenthood on OCD symptomatology and coping abilities. Women with OCD were compared to anxious and healthy controls, and the predictors of parenting perceptions were also examined. The final section of Volume 1 comprises a critical appraisal of this study with reflections on the rationale for the research, the methodological choices that were made, and the clinical as well as scientific implications of the results.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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