Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for OCD

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for OCD - Cognitive...

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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for OCD -According to research findings 85% of persons with OCD report having some level of depression -While medication can reduce symptoms of OCD by about 1/3 it is seldom sufficient to control the disorder -Some may not disclose their symptoms even to their mental health provider in fear of embarrassment -Fear that they will be considered “crazy”, lose their jobs or even have their children taken away -Tend to feel hopeless and helpless about controlling their disorder
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Behavior Therapy Technique known as exposure and ritual prevention. Based on the process of habituation in which individuals habituate to stimuli they don’t like We all experience this in our daily lives Example: Jumping into cold water A person can become habituated to smells, sounds, physical sensations and emotions Habitation in OCD can decrease anxiety that occurs with a simple passage of time, essential as a relaxation therapy because other treatments may become compulsions
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Valeri during the Spring '08 term at St. Bonaventure.

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