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Psychological interventions used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module explores obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a common mental health problem associated with poor quality of life, impaired functioning and increased risk of suicide. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines on the management of this potentially chronic condition, for example through the use of psychological treatments based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), are discussed.


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Judith Gellatly, Trial manager/research fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester.
Christine Molloy, Psychological wellbeing practitioner, Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Mental Health Service, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton-under-Lyme, Greater Manchester.

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