New Measures Added

Several of our newly developed measures have been added to our site. These may be useful for clinicians dealing with ROCD. Two measures tapping maladaptive beliefs (Recats & EXLS) and two measures tapping vulnerable self perceptions (PVCSW & RCSW).

New paper: Rights or Flawed: Relationship Obsessions and Sexual Satisfaction [in press]

See link: Rights or Flawed: Relationship Obsessions and Sexual Satisfaction [in press]

ROCD and sexual satisfaction

New findings submitted for publication!

Introduction. Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD) is marked by the presence of obsessions and compulsions focusing on romantic relationships. ROCD symptoms were previously linked with decreased relationship quality and might interfere with sexual functioning.

Aim. To examine the association between ROCD symptoms and sexual satisfaction.

Methods. Participants completed an online survey assessing ROCD symptoms, relationship and sexual satisfaction levels. Depression, general worry, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms and attachment orientation were also measured.

Results. ROCD symptoms were associated with decreased sexual satisfaction over and above symptoms of depression, general worry, OCD and attachment orientation. The link between ROCD symptoms and sexual satisfaction was mediated by relationship satisfaction.

Conclusions. Identifying and addressing ROCD symptoms may be important for treatment of sexual functioning.

ROCD: Results of one year follow up study are now available

Results on the reciprocal relationship between partner-focused and relationship-centered obsessive-compulsive (OC) phenomena over time have been added to the initial results page.