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ERIC Number: EJ803837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Treatment of Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The St. Louis Model
VanDyke, Melanie M.; Pollard, C. Alec
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n1 p30-39 Win 2005
In this article, we describe a cognitive behavioral treatment approach to cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that have not responded to standard outpatient evidence-based treatment. The approach begins with an assessment of the reasons why patients have not responded to treatment, which can be grouped into two categories: (a) inadequacies in the level of OCD treatment the patient has received; and (b) The presence of treatment-interfering behaviors that have obstructed the patient's ability to participate adequately in treatment. Treatment is then assigned according to category. Patients in Category 1 receive a more intensive level of evidence-based OCD treatment. Patients in Category 2 receive readiness treatment, a cognitive behavioral treatment designed to help patients get ready for OCD treatment by modifying treatment-interfering behaviors. Case examples are provided to illustrate this treatment approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri