Cognitive Intervention on jealousy

María Teresa Cuesta


This article shows the case study of a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder whose original problem was anxiety. The nature of the patient´s obsessions is the possible infidelity of her boyfriend. She has a large amount of intrusive thoughts linked to her emotional distress. The theoretical frame used was the cognitive analysis method. The patient displayed a number of controlling behaviours and checking rituals in order to reduce her anxiety and validate her compulsive doubts about her boyfriend. Her education, early experiences and vulnerability were taking into account. The aims and techniques used are shown in this article as well as their therapeutic effectiveness. The were achieved the therapeutic aims and maintained two years after the begining of the treatment.


Jealousy; vulnerability factor; personality; cognitive methods



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