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A psychoeducational and support group for obsessive-compulsive disorder patients and their significant others.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Comprehensive Psychiatry
0010-440X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
3
Pages
197–201
Identifiers
PMID: 1591912
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This report details the contents of a 10-week psychoeducational and support group for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients and their significant others. As growing numbers of OCD patients seek behavioral and psychopharmacologic treatments for their disorder, the need for such a group has increased. Little is written about this type of group, despite the need. Successful research and evaluation of this treatment entity will rely on a clearly defined group protocol such as the one reported here. In the present study, the group averaged 21 members in attendance. The 17 members present at the final session rated the group an average of 3.8 on a 0 (poor) to 4 (excellent) scale across several content areas. These uncontrolled data suggest that the format has clinical utility as a tool for the delivery of information and support to OCD patients and their significant others.

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