The cross-cultural and transdiagnostic nature of unwanted mental intrusions


Pascual-Vera B., AKIN B., Belloch A., Bottesi G., Clark D. A., Doron G., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, vol.19, no.2, pp.85-96, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijchp.2019.02.005
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-96
  • Keywords: Obsessive-Compulsive spectrum disorders, Cross-cultural study, Unwanted mental intrusions, Transdiagnostic, Cross-sectional study, OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, THOUGHTS, SAMPLE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Objective: Unwanted mental intrusions (UMIs), typically discussed in relation to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), are highly prevalent, regardless of the specific nationality, religion, and/or cultural context. Studies have also shown that UMIs related to Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Illness anxiety/Hypochondriasis (IA-H), and Eating Disorders (EDs) are commonly experienced. However, the influence of culture on these UMIs and their transdiagnostic nature has not been investigated.