Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Few syndromes in psychopathology generate as much popular curiosity and clinical exploration as does obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and research on OCD has increased exponentially over the past 20 years. Specific advances include an improved grasp of the heterogeneity of the disorder, identification of subtyping schemes, and the development of increasingly sophisticated theoretical models of the etiology and maintenance. This paper will investigate the Cognitive-Behavioral Model (CBT) of OCD and its applications. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined as a condition characterized by anxiety-producing intrusive thoughts (obsessions), and by repetitive behaviors...The end:
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