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The Efficacy of Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy for an 86-Year Old Man with a 63-Year History of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study

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Jones, M and Wootton, BM and Vaccaro, L, The Efficacy of Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy for an 86-Year Old Man with a 63-Year History of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. Proceedings, 6 pp. 490-496. ISSN 2010-3778 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

While OCD is one of the most commonly occurring psychiatric conditions experienced by older adults, there is a paucity of research conducted into the treatment of older adults with OCD. This case study represents the first published investigation of a cognitive treatment for geriatric OCD. It describes the successful treatment of an 86-year old man with a 63-year history of OCD using Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (DIRT). The client received 14 individual, 50-minute treatment sessions of DIRT over 13 weeks. Clinician-based Y-BOCS scores reduced 84% from 25 (severe) at pre-treatment, to 4 (subclinical) at 6-month post-treatment follow-up interview, demonstrating the efficacy of DIRT for this client. DIRT may have particular advantages over ERP and pharmacological approaches, however further research is required in older adults with OCD.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:obsessive compulsive disorder; checking; case study
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Mental Health Services
Author:Wootton, BM (Dr Bethany Wootton)
ID Code:93807
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2014-08-18
Last Modified:2014-08-21
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