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Title: The Efficacy of Exposure and Response Prevention for Geriatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Clinical Case Illustration
Contributor(s): Jones, Mairwen K (author); Wootton, Bethany (author)orcid ; Vaccaro, Lisa D (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1155/2012/394603Open Access Link
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200305 Mental health services
Abstract: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most frequently occurring psychiatric conditions in older adults. While exposure and response prevention (ERP) is considered the most effective psychological treatment for children and adults with OCD, research investigating its effectiveness for older adults is scarce. This clinical case study investigates the effectiveness of ERP in an 80-year-old man with a 65-year history of OCD. The client received 14 individual, 50-minute ERP treatment sessions. Clinician based Y-BOCS scores reduced by 65% from 20 (moderate) at pretreatment to 7 (subclinical) at 7-month posttreatment followup. OCI-R total scores reduced by 45% from 38 at baseline to 21 at 7-month follow-up. Despite his long history of the disorder, ERP was effective and well tolerated. The application of ERP for older adults with OCD, including age-specific modifications that may be required for this treatment approach, is discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Case Reports in Psychiatry, v.2012, p. 1-5
Publisher: Hindawi
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2090-6838
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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