Cognitive Therapy for OCD

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What does cognitive therapy focus on?
Changing beliefs. . Dysfunctional beliefs are highlighted & steps taken to make them more realistic
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Oppen & Arntz, 1994 put forward the Double Standard. What question is asked?
Would you blame the other person if it was the other way round?
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If the answer is no. What does this highlight?
Faulty thinking
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Freestan et al 1996 put forward the daily thoughts diary. What is the idea behind this?
The idea is that because people are thinking about it a lot it must be important so this will lead to obsessions
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What is the aim of the treatment?
For them to take note of all of the irrelevant thoughts that they have, which has the aim of disproving this thinking because it will go to show that these thoughts are not important
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Effectiveness:
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What did Eddy et al 2004 find?
Cognitive therapies are as effective as ERP
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CBT has a...
Lower drop out rate because there is less anxiety
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How can CBT reduce the drop out rate of ERP
Reducing the anxiety of obsessions
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Appropriateness:
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Those with OCD do have...
Faulty beliefs so it is appropriate to challenge these
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OCD patients do have an inflated...
Sense of responsibility. So makes sense to challenge this
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CBT does not consider...
Why people have faulty thinking in the first place
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Doesn’t look at why responsibility for negative events & not positive. Why could this be?
Could be low self-esteem so therapy should focus on self-esteem not responsibility
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