OCD

Ten Psychological Problems Best Treated by Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

10 Psychological Problems Best Treated by Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) refers to the combination of cognitive and behavioral therapies and has strong empirical support for the treatment of many psychological disorders. The basic premise of CBT is that negative emotions cannot be changed directly, therefore it targets thoughts and behaviors that are contributing to distressing emotions.

Standard vs. Intensive Treatment for OCD

STANDARD vs. INTENSIVE TREATMENT FOR OCD

 

OCD AND ITS CURRENT TREATMENT

According to the American Psychiatric Association (1994), OCD is “characterized by recurrent and distressing intrusive thoughts, images, or urges; and by repetitive behaviors or mental acts, which the sufferer feels driven to perform in response to intrusions.” OCD can be highly limiting to sufferers’ everyday functioning, work, and social relationships. Even though there are several different treatment approaches available to treat OCD (behavior therapy and CBT are the most commonly used ones), OCD can be highly treatment resistant.

What Interpersonal Reassurance Seeking Demonstrates About OCD

Male OCD patient

Factors that Distinguish OCD from Other Anxiety Disorders in Young People

Outraged girl

Mental Contamination of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD Treated with Cognitive Behavior Therapy-CBT

Hand washing

The Relationship between Anxiety Sensitivity and Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Very anxious man