Perceived emotions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Qualitative study

Saei, Rezvan and Sepehrmanesh, Zahra and Ahmadvand, Afshin (2017) Perceived emotions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Qualitative study. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 19 (2). pp. 84-89.

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Introduction: Various social factors play important role in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Type of behavior and emotions of family members to patient have been identified as effective factors in onset, severity and relapse of OCD. This study has been carried out to determine of family emotions to their patients. Â Materials and Methods: This is quantitative study that was performed with targeted sampling method on 10 patients with OCD. In this study, focus group method was used for gathering data. All of statements was recorded and written words by word. Data were analyzed by content analysis method. Â Results: The finding of this study show that perceived emotions of patients classify in four field such as over involvement, criticism, neglect and lack of emotional support and hostility; that this emotions was causing feeling including lack of self-confidence, the feeling of being in control, lack of privacy, lack of empathy, nervousness, guilt and hopelessness, lonely, depression, worthlessness, neglect, anxiety, self-blaming. Conclusion: Patients' perceived emotions indicates on maladaptive reactions of family in communication of patients that these threatening patients health and failure of therapeutic outcomes, severity and relapse of OCD. Also these emotions propose of lack of family education, lack of information about of nature of psychiatric disorders, family psychopathology and abnormal communications. Therefore holding family psychoeducation as base and supplement of treatment in prevention of disorder relapse should be in attention of clinicians.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 18:35

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