Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD

This article titled “Common Pitfalls in Exposure and Response prevention (EX/RP) for OCD” by Seth J. Gillihan was published in the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in May 2012 and discusses various mistakes that well-meaning therapists might make while using ERP therapy. For example, some therapists don’t encourage their clients to go far enough in their exposures — to do what is most difficult for them. Other therapists might choose the wrong type of exposures, or even interfere with proper therapy by encouraging the use of distraction. Some other topics discussed in the article, which I highly recommend reading, include providing reassurance, treating peripheral symptoms and not the core fear, and ineffectively handling mental compulsions. Dr. Gillihan’s analysis demonstrates how important it is to work with experienced therapists who truly understand the complexities of OCD and ERP. Also, ERP Therapy, like OCD, is often misrepresented by the media and misunderstood by the general public. Reality shows where patients are asked to do things such as licking toilet seats do more harm than good. Someone with OCD who is already apprehensive about beginning treatment will surely stay away after seeing this portrayal. We need to present accurate, quality information. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the evidence-based psychological therapy recommended by the American Psychological Association for the treatment of ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Caregivers Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment anxious thoughts Avoidance Desensitization exposure Exposure Response Prevention Therapy Obsessions Ocd Rituals Source Type: news

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ConclusionsParents' misinterpretation of children's intrusions may operate as a mechanism by which OCS are generationally transmitted. Results can inform OC prevention programs that target parents' cognitive biases in their own psychotherapy.
Source: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions Parents' misinterpretation of children's intrusions may operate as a mechanism by which OCS are generationally transmitted. Results can inform OC prevention programs that target parents' cognitive biases in their own psychotherapy.
Source: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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When we hear the word tantrum, we picture a 2-year-old lying on the floor kicking and screaming. Very rarely do we use it to describe an adult having an outburst. In reality, adults can have this kind of outburst at any moment in time. We don’t typically refer to an adult as having a tantrum. We refer to them as being angry or “just blowing off some steam.” However, when their behavior becomes cyclical, predictive, or problematic the impact of their behavior should be assessed and addressed. Tantrums typically follow an action made by another person that results in the recipient feeling angry, disappoint...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Agitation Anger Communication Violence and Aggression Anger Management Emotional Dysregulation Rage Tantrums Source Type: blogs
Established treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) include cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication. Combining CBT with SSRI may be superior to either monotherapy, but few studies have addressed this question in adults with OCD.
Source: European Neuropsychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
There’s misperception among some people today that psychotherapy isn’t effective for serious mental illness and therefore can’t be used to treat it. A person might say, “Well, I have severe depression and have tried therapy on multiple occasions, with little effect.” Lived experience is an important thing to take into consideration when choosing a treatment option. However, I believe it’s equally important to examine the research too, to see what science has to say to such questions. Can psychotherapy be used to treat serious mental illness, including clinical depression or obsessive-com...
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We describe the effects of LDX (50mg and 70mg) on the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS; exploratory endpoint) from both studies. Design: The SDS was assessed at baseline, Week 6, and Week 12/early termination. Analyses included mixed-effects models for repeated measures for the examination of SDS total and domain score changes and a generalized estimating equation model to assess dichotomized remission status (remission [total score ?6] versus nonremission [total score>6]). Results: Least squares (95% confidence interval [CI]) mean treatment differences for SDS total score change from baseline at Week 12 were -2.80 (-3.98,...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Drug Development Original Research binge eating disorder disability functionality lisdexamfetamine dimesylate Sheehan Disability Scale Source Type: research
Condition:   OCD Interventions:   Behavioral: Psychotherapy;   Other: Pharmacotherapy Sponsor:   Stanford University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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