ERIC Number: ED419996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
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Comparing Treatment Approaches for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Gariglietti, Kelli P.; Schemmel, Todd A.
The current status of research literature relevant to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is reviewed. Models proposing the etiology and maintenance of OCD, empirically established treatments for OCD, and research supporting cognitive approaches to treatment are also included in the review. Until recently, most of the controlled research investigating treatments for OCD has focused on behavioral and pharmacological approaches. The models of Mowrer, Beck, Salkovskis, and Foa and Koza along with established treatments in behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy are reviewed. Cognitive treatment techniques are discussed. The minimal amount of research investigating the efficacy of cognitive treatments for OCD, compared to the large amount of research investigating behavioral treatments, highlights the need for further research to establish the long-term effects of cognitive therapy. The review concludes with a summary of various treatment issues that future research must address to increase the understanding of the well-established behavioral and pharmacological treatments of OCD, and to further validate the cognitive approach to treatment. Contains 29 references. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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