ORLANDO, Fla. — Cognitive behavioral therapy can be an effective intervention for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to Eric Storch, PhD, professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair at Baylor College of Medicine.
In his Psych Congress presentation, Storch talked about how to integrate CBT into treatment for patients with OCD.
Two effective interventions exist to help patients with OCD — antidepressants and CBT with exposure and response prevention. The core component of CBT is exposure and response prevention, he said.
“What’s positive about this treatment is between 80% to 85% of individuals who receive an adequate dose of this type of intervention experience meaningful response,” Storch said. “About half of those folks are able to achieve clinical remission after about 12 or 14 intervention sessions.”
Disclosures: Storch reports consulting for Levo Therapeutics and research funding from All Children's Hospital Research Foundation, American Red Cross, International OCD Foundation, NIH and Rebuild Texas. He also reports book royalties from the American Psychological Association, Elsevier, Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Springer.