Journal article

Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Dean McKay, Debbie Sookman, Fugen Neziroglu, Sabine Wilhelm, Dan J Stein, Michael Kyrios, Keith Matthews, David Veale

Psychiatry Res | Published : 2015


Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which encompasses exposure with response prevention (ERP) and cognitive therapy, has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, the samples studied (reflecting the heterogeneity of OCD), the interventions examined (reflecting the heterogeneity of CBT), and the definitions of treatment response vary considerably across studies. This review examined the meta-analyses conducted on ERP and cognitive therapy (CT) for OCD. Also examined was the available research on long-term outcome associated with ERP and CT. The available research indicates that ERP is the first line evidence based psychotherapeutic treatment for O..

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