The Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Frequency and Severity of Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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razieh izadi 1 , * , Karim Mobarakeh 1 , Hamid Taher Neshatdoost 1 , Mohammadreza Abedi 2

1 Department of Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Consultation, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

How to Cite: izadi R, Mobarakeh K, Neshatdoost H T, Abedi M. The Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Frequency and Severity of Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(10):e93208.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (10); e93208
Published Online: October 24, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 10, 2012
Accepted: January 26, 2012
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Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy in obsessive- compulsive disorder. A single case design used in five patients with obsessive- compulsive disorder. Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Beck anxiety Inventory and a processing measure was used for assessment of patients. Results suggested the significant decreases in all measures in post test in five patients and these results maintained at 1-month follow up. Process of treatment and results from this study suggest that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be effective intervention for difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors seen in OCD.

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