Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


The purpose of this video workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, its concomitant symptoms and standard treatment approaches. On completion of the program participants will be able to: review Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder epidemiology; outline diagnostic criteria and pathophysiology of the disorder and diagnostic barriers; examine differential diagnosis and comorbidities and; identify appropriate interventions: use of pharmacotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, etc.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is clinically defined using the latest diagnostic criteria. Prevalence rates and the etiology of the disorder are presented. Issues of client insight, common themes of compulsions, suicide risk and diagnostic difficulties are also discussed. Standard treatment interventions: Goals, Pharmacologic Therapy, Psychological Therapy (techniques for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, exposure and response prevention) are reviewed and participants are asked to diagnose case studies. 



Duration (hrs): 2


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