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How effective is group psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)?

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Dr. Owen Scott answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Recent studies indicate Cognitive Therapy or CT in a group format is effective at reducing symptoms of OCD. Earlier studies found two psychological approaches, Exposure+Response Prevention and CT to be effective. Both are structured programs that challenge the behaviors and thoughts of OCD. Ask the therapist about the specific type of treatment they use and whether it has research support.

Answered Sep 22, 2015



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