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Olatunji, Bunmi O.; Rosenfield, David; Tart, Candyce D.; Cottraux, Jean; Powers, Mark B.; Smits, Jasper A. J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2013
Objective: To examine symptom change over time, the effect of attrition on treatment outcome, and the putative mediators of cognitive therapy (CT) versus behavior therapy (BT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using archival data. Method: Sixty-two adults with OCD were randomized to 20 sessions of CT (N = 30) or BT (N = 32) that consisted of…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Therapy, Anxiety Disorders
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Woody, Sheila R.; Whittal, Maureen L.; McLean, Peter D. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: We explored the dynamic relationship between cognition and obsession severity during 2 different treatments for primary obsessions, examining evidence for the hypothesis that symptom reduction would be mediated by appraisals about the meaning of unwanted intrusive thoughts. Method: Data from a recent randomized controlled trial were…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Stress Management, Cognitive Restructuring, Severity (of Disability)
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Whittal, Maureen L.; Robichaud, Melisa; Thordarson, Dana S.; McLean, Peter D. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
Relatively little is known about the long-term durability of group treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and contemporary cognitive treatments. The current study investigated the 2-year follow-up results for participants who completed randomized trials of group or individual treatment and received either cognitive therapy (CT) or…
Descriptors: Prevention, Cognitive Restructuring, Therapy, Depression (Psychology)