Treatment Outcome in Adult OCD: Predictors and Processes of Change
The current study investigates predictors of treatment response in 41 treatment-seeking adults with OCD. Further, this study examines the relationship between OCD symptom change following CBT, and change in OCD-related cognitive variables. It was hypothesised that higher OCD severity, the presence of hoarding, sexual obsessions and religious obsessions, and elevated anxiety and depression would be associated with a poorer response to CBT. It was also hypothesised that symptom change would be associated with change in OCD-related cognitive biases. Results found that only severity of OCD and the presence of sexual obsessions predicted poorer treatment response. Furthermore, whilst treatment resulted in significant reductions in cognitive biases argued to be associated with OCD, these changes were not correlated with OCD symptomatic change. Implications of this research are discussed in light of future treatment considerations.
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology