AN OVERVIEW OF OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER AND SELECTED PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY
Keywords:OCD, Shame, Guilt, Psychological Flexibility, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by the presence of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions refer to intrusive and distressing thoughts, impulses, or fantasies that arise involuntarily. Conversely, compulsions involve repetitive behaviors or mental acts that individuals feel compelled to engage in to alleviate the distress associated with their obsessions. Conducting further research in this area can enhance our understanding of the impact of OCD on psychological resilience and facilitate the development of more effective therapeutic approaches. Additionally, by exploring the influence of various factors on psychological resilience, a more comprehensive evaluation of the obtained results can be achieved. Clinical practitioners can utilize this knowledge to focus not only on targeting OCD symptoms in their therapeutic interventions but also on helping individuals cultivate effective stress-coping mechanisms and enhance their psychological resilience. Adopting a holistic approach to treatment can contribute to the overall well-being and health of individuals. The purpose of this review is to critically examine the existing literature and provide a comprehensive overview of obsessive-compulsive symptoms and relevant variables from the perspective of acceptance and commitment therapy.