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Psychotherapy: an integrated approach

Dan J. Stein and Naomi A. Fineberg

in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199204601
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199606917 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204601.003.0005

Series: Oxf Psychiatry Library Series Paper

Psychotherapy: an integrated approach

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• Behavioural therapy is effective in both adult and paediatric OCD • Exposure therapy is a key component of behavioural therapy • Cognitive interventions may also play a role in the treatment of OCD • It is useful to obtain a patient’s explanatory model of their disorder • Both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy reverse striatal dysfunction in OCD

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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