The Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Frequency and Severity of Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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avatar razieh izadi 1 , * , avatar Karim Mobarakeh 1 , avatar Hamid Taher Neshatdoost 1 , avatar Mohammadreza Abedi 2

Department of Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Department of Consultation, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

how to cite: izadi R, Mobarakeh K, Neshatdoost H T, Abedi M. The Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Frequency and Severity of Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(10):e93208.

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy in obsessive- compulsive disorder. A single case design used in five patients with obsessive- compulsive disorder. Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Beck anxiety Inventory and a processing measure was used for assessment of patients. Results suggested the significant decreases in all measures in post test in five patients and these results maintained at 1-month follow up. Process of treatment and results from this study suggest that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be effective intervention for difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors seen in OCD.

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