Undoing R Documentation

## Defense of Undoing OCD Symptoms in Psychotherapy

### Description

Ratings of an OCD symptom in psychotherapy sessions

### Format

A data frame with 44 observations on the following 3 variables.

Group

Time frame of the session (I=early through VI=late)

Score

Rating of OCD symptom on a 1 to 4 scale

Symbol

Indicator for groups I, III, and IV

### Details

A patient had been diagnosed with OCD (obsessive/compulsive disorder) and underwent a series of psychotherapy sessions. Notes from the sessions were presented to three different experienced therapists who rated sessions with a particular OCD symptom (defense of undoing) on a 1 to 4 scale (smaller values indicating worse symptoms). If all three judges agreed on the stage of a session, that determined the category. Otherwise, they discussed until they reached a consensus. The sessions were also grouped into six groups with I being the earliest sessions and VI being the latest.

### Source

Sampson, Harold, Joseph Weiss, L. Mlodansky, and Edward Hause (1972) "Defense analysis and the emergence of warded off mental contents," Archives of General Psychiatry, v. 26, pp. 524-532.