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Obsessive–compulsive disorder in young people

Williams, T. I. ORCID: and Shafran, R. (2015) Obsessive–compulsive disorder in young people. BJPsych Advances, 21 (3). pp. 196-205. ISSN 2056-4678

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Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most debilitating psychiatric conditions in young people. In DSM-5 it is no longer characterised as an anxiety disorder, but instead is part of a group of ‘obsessive–compulsive and related disorders’. In the past 10 years, cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) has become well established as the first-choice treatment. This article explains some of the elements of CBT and describes new directions in research which might improve interventions.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
ID Code:40633
Publisher:Royal College of Psychiatrists


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