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date: 03 March 2021

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In this chapter, cognitive behavioral approaches to understanding the development, persistence, and treatment of OCD are described, with emphasis on the work of Foa, Rachman, and Salkovskis. Developments of these central models by D. A. Clark, Frost, O'Connor, and Purdon are also described. Brief summaries of the empirical evidence supporting those models and of the efficacy of CBT in the treatment of OCD are provided.

Keywords: cognition, cognitive behavioral theories, cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure with response prevention, hoarding, obsessive-compulsive disorder

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