This past week saw the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, or ABCT. This is the largest American organization of cognitive-behavioral researchers and therapists. Every year, the latest research is presented on cognitive-behavioral therapies for various types of problems, ranging from anxiety to depression to psychosis. This year one of the important projects discussed was the Brown Longitudinal OCD Study. This research study focused on the long-term changes seen in people with OCD who sought help for their symptoms. The study is one of the largest of its kind.
One of the interesting findings to come from this study are estimates of how many people with OCD have tried various forms of treatment. Of the people studied, [Read more…]