THE ROLE OF POOR INSIGHT IN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has long been perceived as a condition where individuals maintain insight, implying an awareness of their mental illness. However, recent research has illuminated a different perspective. Several studies have hinted at a connection between poor insight and various facets of OCD, including symptom severity, treatment outcomes, early onset, chronicity, and extended illness […]

AWARENESS OF HAVING OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: THE ROLES OF METACOGNITION AND INSIGHT

Metacognition, often described as “cognition about cognition” or “thinking about thinking,” encompasses the mental processes involved in planning, monitoring, and evaluating one’s understanding and performance. It plays a pivotal role in the development and persistence of intrusive thoughts. These thoughts, which hold significant implications for psychological well-being, are influenced by metacognitive mechanisms. Understanding the intricate […]

IS INSIGHT (AWARENESS OF ONE’S ILLNESS) IMPORTANT TO OVERCOME OCD?

Metacognition is defined as “cognition about cognition” or “thinking about thinking”. Precisely, it refers to the mental processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance (e.g., awareness that you have difficulty in mathematics, or reminding yourself to remember a person’s name). The importance of metacognitive processes is pertinent in the formation and […]