Assessment and management of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Part 2

In the first module of this series, Assessment and management of obsessive compulsive disorder: Part 1 we looked at the prevalence, various aetiological theories and the differing diagnostic and assessment tools of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

 

OCD is a prevalent, chronic and disabling disorder characterised by obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviours (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).

 

Although effective psychological and pharmacological treatments are available, delays in diagnosis and treatment of the disorder occur. Better recognition and improved access to evidence-based treatment are needed.

 

Designed for psychiatrists and mental health workers in general adult, forensic, old age and child and adolescent psychiatry, this module will take the reader through treatment options and recently published guidelines on treating OCD.

 

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Please note: This module was last updated in 2010. A revision is being worked on, but in the meantime please be aware when completing the module that some of the guidance may have changed.

 

If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Assessment and management of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Part 1 by Dr Amit Nigam et al

 

Diagnosis of personality disorder in clinical practice by Professor Patricia Casey 

 

An introduction to CBT by Dr Chris Williams and Dr Rebeca Martinez

 

 

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