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Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT) for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder

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Wootton, BM and Diefenbach, GJ, Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Clinical Psychologist, 1, (1) pp. 47-52. ISSN 1742-9552 (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common psychiatric condition that causes a considerable impact on the functioning of the client and is costly to society. Fortunately, effective cognitive behavioural treatments exist, and include exposure and response prevention as the primary treatment approach. However, many clients face multiple barriers to accessing empirically supported treatment. Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) has recently been investigated as a way to reduce barriers and improve access to empirically supported treatment for OCD. This article reviews the efficacy of iCBT for OCD and discusses the barriers to the wider dissemination of this innovative treatment format.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:OCD; obsessive compulsive disorder; internet; iCBT; cognitive behaviour therapy
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:98233
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2015-02-06
Last Modified:2015-03-05
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