Group behavioral therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Seven vs. twelve-week outcomes

Joseph A. Himle, Stephen Rassi, Hedieh Haghighatgou, Kathleen P. Krone, Randolph Nesse, James Abelson

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Abstract

Previous research has demonstrated that individualized behavioral exposure and response prevention therapy is an effective treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In our prior preliminary report, 7-week group exposure and response prevention therapy was also found effective in reducing obsessions and compulsions. The present report describes a larger sample (N=113) of treatment seeking obsessive-compulsives who received group behavioral therapy. As before, group exposure and response prevention significantly improved ratings of obsessions, compulsions, and depression. These improvements were maintained at 3-month and long-term follow-up. A sub-sample of patients who received 12 weeks of treatment had outcomes at the end of the group and at follow-up that did not significantly differ from those who received 7 weeks of treatment. These results confirm the efficacy of a 7-week behavioral treatment program administered in a group format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalDepression and Anxiety
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Group behavioral therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder : Seven vs. twelve-week outcomes. / Himle, Joseph A.; Rassi, Stephen; Haghighatgou, Hedieh; Krone, Kathleen P.; Nesse, Randolph; Abelson, James.

In: Depression and Anxiety, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2001, p. 161-165.

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Himle, JA, Rassi, S, Haghighatgou, H, Krone, KP, Nesse, R & Abelson, J 2001, 'Group behavioral therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Seven vs. twelve-week outcomes', Depression and Anxiety, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 161-165. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.1032
Himle, Joseph A. ; Rassi, Stephen ; Haghighatgou, Hedieh ; Krone, Kathleen P. ; Nesse, Randolph ; Abelson, James. / Group behavioral therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder : Seven vs. twelve-week outcomes. In: Depression and Anxiety. 2001 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 161-165.
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