- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders
- Short Contents
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Phenomenology and Characteristics of Compulsive Hoarding
- Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Tic Disorders and Trichotillomania
- Genetic Understanding of OCD and Spectrum Disorders
- Neuroanatomy of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Information Processing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Problems
- The Role of Family and Social Relationships in OCD and Spectrum Conditions
- Personality Features of OCD and Spectrum Conditions
- Psychological Models of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders: <i>From Psychoanalytic to Behavioral Conceptualizations</i>
- Cognitive Approaches to Understanding Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Assessing OCD Symptoms and Severity
- Assessing Comorbidity, Insight, Family and Functioning in OCD
- Pharmacological Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Other Biological Approaches to OCD
- Exposure-Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Cognitive Treatment for OCD
- Combining Pharmacotherapy and Psychological Treatments for OCD
- Additive and Alternative Approaches to Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
- Treatment of Tic Disorders and Trichotillomania
- OCD and Spectrum Conditions in Older Adults
- Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- Cultural Issues in Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders
- Future Research on Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Conditions
Abstract and Keywords
Despite its chronic and unremitting nature and impact on quality of life, unlike other of the anxiety disorders, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the epidemiology, descriptive psychopathology, and treatment of OCD and related spectrum conditions in late life. ERP remains the mainstay of evidence-based psychological treatment, as is the use of SRIs for pharmacological management. The need to evaluate older adults and design treatment interventions, taking individual medical and cognitive limitations into account, is discussed. Recent statistical modeling approaches using older adult samples suggest that addressing the role of beliefs about intrusive thoughts, cognitive decline, and aging in general may be important additions to a cognitive approach to OCD treatment that is unique to older adults.
Cheryl N. Carmin, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
John E. Calamari, Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL.
Raymond L. Ownby, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Nova Southwestern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
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