Scrupulosity: Religious attitudes and clinical presentations

David Greenberg, Eliezer Witztum, Jean Pisante

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    The attitudes of Catholicism and Judaism to scrupulosity are presented and the similarity between their management programmes and present‐day behavioural psychotherapy is noted. Two famous cases are presented from 16th‐century Europe and a further four cases from our 20th‐century clinic in Jerusalem. Certain common features are noted, typical of obsessive‐compulsive disorders, while some features, typical of scrupulosity, are best understood by considering both their religious and psychological importance. 1987 The British Psychological Society

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-37
    Number of pages9
    JournalBritish Journal of Medical Psychology
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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