Previously considered a rare mental condition, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) now appears to be a hidden epidemic with over 6.5 million sufferers. What are the typical characteristics of those with OCD? Which therapies best target specific OCD symptom “clusters?” What medical conditions can cause symptoms similar to OCD? How does OCD present in children and adolescents? What behavioral and/or medication treatments appear most effective for managing OCD symptoms?
Get thorough, quick answers to these and other questions, plus easily reference:
- Key OCD assessment measures, including those recommended for children and adolescents
- Using exposure and response prevention therapy
- The evolving role of genetics in understanding what causes OCD
- The impact of cognitive treatments for OCD Chart of medication treatments and their side-effects
- Effectiveness of medications vs. behavior therapy
- Identify characteristics of OCD.
- Identify appropriate assessment procedures for OCD.
- Identify risk factors for those with OCD in educational, social, and vocational settings.
- Identify appropriate, effective treatments for OCD.
- Compare efficacy of medical and cognitve-behavior treatments.
Table of Contents
- Chapter One: Overview of OCD
- Chapter Two: Diagnosing OCD
- Chapter Three: Psychosocial Treatments for OCD
- Chapter Four: Medical Treatment for OCD
- Appendix: Assessment Measures
About the Authors
Dr. Gail Steketee is Professor and Associate Dean at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has over 20 years of research experience and is the author of When Once is Not Enough, Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
Dr. Teresa Pigott is Professor and Director of the Clinical Trails Division, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida . She is the former Chief of the Adult OCD Research Studies Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health.
This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.