Open Journal of Medical Psychology

Volume 9, Issue 4 (October 2020)

ISSN Print: 2165-9370   ISSN Online: 2165-9389

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Group Therapy in Adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Review

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DOI: 10.4236/ojmp.2020.94012    143 Downloads   452 Views  


In the treatment of OCD, several therapeutic approaches have been developed, including individual, group and/or pharmacological therapeutic methods. However, group therapy on OCD has received little research attention in comparison with other therapeutic methods and some studies demonstrated that OCD can be treated in group settings. In the literature, mentioned group therapies to treat OCD involve behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, ERP (exposure and response prevention), cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), supportive groups and individual therapy with family member involvement. In relation to their effectiveness, research indicated inconsistent findings. Therefore, the aim of this study was to address and to review whether group treatments on OCD are efficacious. This review focused on cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT), ERP, and ACT.

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Bulut, S. and Subasi, M. (2020) Group Therapy in Adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Review. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 9, 150-159. doi: 10.4236/ojmp.2020.94012.

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