A standardized behavioral group treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder: preliminary outcomes

Kathleen P. Krone, Joseph A. Himle, Randolph M. Nesse

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This paper provides outcome data about the efficacy of a behavioral group therapy program for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Thirty-six patients completed a 7-week outpatient treatment program which provides: (1) education about OCD and its treatment, (2) instruction in a cognitive and behavioral approach to the self-treatment of OCD and (3) guided behavioral treatment. Significant improvement in obsession, compulsion, and depression scores were observed at completion of the group and at 3 month follow-up. Significant improvement in obsessions and compulsions was observed for both patients taking anti-obsessional medications and those who did not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-631
Number of pages5
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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