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1. irregular worry about having failed to engage in a specific action. Pathological doubt is a typical aspect of OCD. 2. an aversive belief about one

PATHOLOGICAL DOUBT: "His pathological doubts had been present for as long as he can remember, making him the longest-existing case of OCD the therapist had ever encountered."

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