Keynote “Obsessive compulsive disorder as a moral sense pathology and its therapy”
This presentation is divided into three sections. The first section briefly reports studies supporting the differences between two distinct senses of guilt, a deontological and an altruistic one, as well as the strict connection existing between the former and disgust. The second section supplies a review of the studies supporting the role of fear of deontological guilt in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The third section introduces studies about memories of early interpersonal negative experiences in OCD which are characterised by harsh reproaching. It also illustrates the results of a therapeutic intervention based on Imagery with Rescripting which focused on such memories.