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

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Dr. Owen Scott
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
It's promising: 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.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Studies vary in the: success rates they report. The best tx for OCD seems to be a combination of meds and behavior therapy--particularly de-sensitization or re-conditioning response therapy. Recent evidence suggests that behavior therapy alone may be just as good without meds. Here's a lay reference to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_disorder#Behavioral_therapy
A 45-year-old member asked:

I need advice with obsessive compulsive disorder / ocd?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy ; it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd ; believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure ; response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n www.Ocfoundation.Org.

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