ERP to treat OCD

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What happens during ERP?
Patients are exposed to obsession evoking environment. They are then supported to resist performing the complusions
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What does this aim to achieve?
They then ‘learn’ that nothing bad will happen if they do not perform these compulsions
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Will start with a moderately distressing situation (picture from a distance) and then will
Get more threatening (holding feared object)
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Eddy et al. (2004) – Compared untreated control group with a group receiving ERP (no treatment vs treatment.) What did he find?
Controls (M= 22) vs ERP (M=12.48) (Lower score is best)
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Effectiveness
s
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ERP works and so supports...
The behavioural theory of OCD
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There are high...
Drop out rates due to the anxiety provoking situations
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The treatment is easy to conduct in a lab environment but is much harder...
To conduct in real life
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Appropriateness:
a
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ERP is appropiraite because...
It successfully treats the symptoms of OCD
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Howver you are putting people in..
High anxiety creating situations which is unethical
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It only focuses on the complusions and not the
Obsessions
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