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Abnormal Psychology lecture 4

Abnormal Psychology lecture 4 - o Combined with meds does...

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Abnormal Psychology 9/26/11 OCD Treatment Medication o Clomipramine and SSRI’s benefit up to 60% of patients o Relapse is common once meds are stopped Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP) o Exposure: weakens association between obsessions and emotional distress o Prevention: block performance of rituals during sessions and throughout the day
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Unformatted text preview: o Combined with meds- does not work as well compared to ERP alone • Cognitive restructuring- replace some of their irrational thoughts with rational thoughts, alter thoughts • Psychosurgery only when failure to respond to other less invasive treatments o A small piece of brain is destroyed or removed • •...
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