Scrupulosity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Religion, Latter-day Saint, Clinical Treatment
Scrupulosity, a religiously-oriented form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), is both a clinical matter for treatment and can be an ecclesiastical concern for members, therapists, and priesthood leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. Just as some people of all faiths suffer from scrupulosity, Latter-day Saints (LDS) persons are not immune. This article addresses the issues pertaining to scrupulosity and provides practical treatment considerations for working with LDS persons struggling with scrupulosity from both a clinical and ecclesiastical perspective. A treatment approach, including consultation with priesthood leaders, is outlined.
Weir, Kyle N.; Greaves, Mandy; Kelm, Christopher; Ragu, Rahul; and Denno, Rick
"Scrupulosity: Practical Treatment Considerations Drawn from Clinical and Ecclesiastical Experiences with Latter-day Saint Persons Struggling with Religiously-oriented Obsessive Compulsive Disorders,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 36
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol36/iss1/8