A Comparative Study of Thought Fusion Beliefs and Thought Control Strategies in Patient with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Normal People

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Ahmad Amiri Pichakolaei 1 , Samad Fahimi 2 , * , Abbas Bakhshipour Roudsari 3 , Ali Fakhari 4 , Ebrahim Akbari 5 , Masoumeh Rahimkhanli 5

1 Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran

2 City Baharestan Street Post Office No. 70., Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Psychology, Shool of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran

4 Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

5 Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Amiri Pichakolaei A, Fahimi S, Bakhshipour Roudsari A, Fakhari A, Akbari E, et al. A Comparative Study of Thought Fusion Beliefs and Thought Control Strategies in Patient with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Normal People, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014 ; 8(3):33-41.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 8 (3); 33-41
Published Online: June 30, 2015
Article Type: Original Article
Received: April 19, 2013
Revised: October 07, 2013
Accepted: April 07, 2014
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Abstract

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), through a comparative study of thought fusion beliefs and thought control strategies between patients with OCD, depression, and normal people.

Methods: This is a causal-comparative study. About 20 patients were selected with OCD, and 20 patients with major depression disorder (MDD), and 20 normal individuals. Participants completed a thought fusion instrument and thought control questionnaire. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance.

Results: Results indicated that patients with OCD obtained higher scores than two other groups. Also, there was a statistical significant difference between the three groups in thought control strategies and punishment, worry, and distraction subscales.

Conclusion: Therefore, the results of the present study supported the metacognitive model of obsessive and showed thought fusion beliefs and thought control strategies can be effective in onset and continuity of OCD. Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Amiri Pichakolaei A, Fahimi S, Bakhshipour Roudsari A, Fakhari A, Akbari E, Rahimkhanli M. A comparative study of thought fusion beliefs and thought control strategies in patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder and normal people. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2014; 8(3): 33-41.

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