Cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A case of prolonged tooth brushing.

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kurt D. Michael Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Dir. of Clin. Serv. (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is a prevalent condition with a number of adverse correlates and implications. The cognitive-behavioral treatment of an 11-year-old girl with prolonged tooth brushing is described in this case study. The frequency of the compulsive behavior was measured over the course of the treatment and standard assessment devices were used to determine the nature and severity of the OCD symptoms. Results of the intervention were suggestive of substantial improvements in OCD symptoms and a reduction in the associated impairments. The implications of these data were reviewed and recommendations for clinicians who intend on treating OCD in children and adolescents were provided.

Additional Information

Publication
Michael, K. D. (2006). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A case of prolonged tooth brushing. Clinical Case Studies, 5:4, 331-344. August 2006. (ISSN: 1552-3802) Published by SAGE . The version of record can be found at: http://ccs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/4/331 DOI: 10.1177/1534650104267953
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
obsessive-compulsive disorder, children, cognitive-behavioral treatment