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NICE guidelines recommend psychological treatment (cognitive-behavioural therapy, involving major elements of exposure and response prevention) as the first-line treatment for obsessive compulsive-disorder (OCD). In this contribution, the theory and practice of integrated cognitive-behavioural therapy is described. The use of normalizing strategies and re-appraisal of beliefs motivating compulsive behaviour are emphasized as ways of enabling patients to choose to change. Developments in terms of dissemination and delivery are considered. © 2007.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.mppsy.2007.03.008

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/06/2007

Volume

6

Pages

229 - 233