UndoingR Documentation

Defense of Undoing OCD Symptoms in Psychotherapy


Ratings of an OCD symptom in psychotherapy sessions


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


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


Rating of OCD symptom on a 1 to 4 scale


Indicator for groups I, III, and IV


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.


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.