Reasons for Inadequate Utilization of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(4):676 [letter]
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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has repeatedly been
found to be effective in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive
and the Expert Consensus Guidelines for the
Treatment of OCD2
recommend CBT as a first-line treatment
of adult OCD along with serotonin reuptake–inhibiting drugs.
However, many OCD sufferers never receive adequate CBT
treatment; for example, Mancebo et al.3
recently found that only
38% of OCD sufferers taking part in a longitudinal study of
OCD at a major medical center had undergone an adequate trial
of CBT in their lifetime. We undertook an Internet-based survey
study to better understand this phenomenon in the larger OCD