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Project: A psychoanalytic approach of the obsessive-compulsive disorder: 2 studies of the empirical relations between symptoms, drives and the parental relationship

01-OCT-08 – 30-SEP-10

Symptoms of the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are similar to obsessional symptoms about which Freud developed a theory. He associated them with 2 drives (tendency to specific behaviour): sadistic and anal drive. Furthermore he described a typical parental relationship. Using interviews, questionnaires and implicit measures, we will test these hypotheses in 2 samples: OCD (compared to matched clinical sample) and students.