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date: 15 August 2018

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The psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the great success stories within the field of mental health. Within the span of about 20 years, the prognosis for individuals with OCD changed from poor to very good as a result of the development of cognitive-behavioral techniques. This chapter describes the procedures of exposure, response prevention, and cognitive therapy; their hypothesized mechanisms of action; and the results from treatment outcome research attesting to their efficacy and effectiveness. The chapter also addresses the efficacy of combining exposure therapy techniques with medications in the treatment of OCD.

Keywords: cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychological treatment

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