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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.
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We are currently working on the above paper. We hope to publish a draft in the next couple of weeks.
Relationship obsessive compulsive disorder (ROCD): A conceptual framework
1. Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD): Phenomenology
2. Measures of Relationship Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms
3. Development and Maintenance Mechanisms in ROCD
3.1. ROCD and cognitive models of OCD related disorders
3.1.1. ROCD symptoms and OCD related beliefs:
3.1.2. ROCD symptoms and increased monitoring of internal states
3.1.3. ROCD symptoms and relationship-related dysfunctional beliefs
3.2. ROCD and self-related processes
3.3. ROCD and attachment representations
3.4. ROCD and other personality and societal factors
3.5. ROCD, parenting and family environment
4. Relationship-Centered and Partner-Focused OC Symptoms
4.1. The personal and dyadic consequences of ROCD symptoms
4.2. ROCD and relationship satisfaction
4.3. ROCD and well-being
4.4. Within-person bidirectional infiltration of ROCD symptoms.
4.5. Between-person infiltration of ROCD symptoms
5. ROCD symptoms and related constructs
5.1. Relationship-centered OC symptoms and worries
5.2. Relationship-centered OC symptoms and Social anxiety
5.3. Partner-focused OC symptoms and BDD
6. Assessment and treatment
7.2. Psychosocial treatments
Our paper entitled: “Obsessing About Intimate-Relationship: Testing the Double Relationship-Vulnerability Hypothesis” was accepted to the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (see Our ROCD Papers).
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.