Predicting Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on the Basis of Emotion Regulation and Anxiety Sensitivity

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Abdollah Ghasempour 1 , Ebrahim Akbari 2 , * , Zeinab Azimi 2 , Reza Ilbeygi 3 , Shahnaz Hassanzadeh 3

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1 Department of General Psychology, Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad university, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Amol, Iran

2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

3 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (2); e93122
Published Online: October 28, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: October 29, 2011
Accepted: November 23, 2011

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Abstract

Background : Emotion regulation and anxiety sensitivity are two psychological components which play important roles in causing anxiety disorders. This study aims at predicting the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) based on the emotion regulation and anxiety sensitivity in university students.
Materials and Methods : In this descriptive correlation study, a total of 317 students of University of Mohaghegh Ardabili were selected using available sampling method in 2010-2011 academic year and they were asked to fill out the obsessive-compulsive inventories designed for emotion regulation and anxiety sensitivity.
Results : The results of regression analysis showed that reappraisal and anxiety sensitivity are the best indicators of OCD in students.
Conclusion : The results indicated that the reappraisal and anxiety sensitivity play a significant role in predicting OCD in students.

Keywords

Obsessive-compulsive disorder Emotion regulation Anxiety sensitivity Reappraisal Anxiety disorder

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