Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent Obsessive-Compulsive disorder

Barrett, P., Farrell, L., Pina, A. A., Peris, T. S. and Piacentini, J. (2008) Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent Obsessive-Compulsive disorder. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37 1: 131-155. doi:10.1080/15374410701817956


Author Barrett, P.
Farrell, L.
Pina, A. A.
Peris, T. S.
Piacentini, J.
Title Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
Journal name Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1537-4416
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/15374410701817956
Open Access Status
Volume 37
Issue 1
Start page 131
End page 155
Total pages 25
Editor Frick, P. J.
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 13 Education
93 Education and Training
C1
Abstract Child and adolescent obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and debilitating condition associated with a wide range of impairments. This article briefly discusses the phenomenology of OCD, the theory underlying current treatment approaches, and the extant psychosocial treatment literature for child and adolescent OCD relative to the criteria for classification as an evidence-based intervention. Studies were evaluated for methodological rigor according to the classification system of Nathan and Gorman (2002) and then were assessed relative to the criteria for evidence-based treatments specified by Chambless et al. (1998), Chambless et al. (1996), and Chambless and Hollon (1998). Results from exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) trials with children and adolescents have been consistent, with remission rates of the disorder ranging from 40% to 85% across studies. Findings from this review indicate that individual exposure-based CBT for child and adolescent OCD can be considered as a probably efficacious treatment. CBT delivered in a family-focused individual or group format can be considered as a possibly efficacious treatment. Moderators, mediators, and predictors of treatment outcome are discussed, as are implications and generalizability of extant findings to real-world settings. We conclude with recommendations for best practice and future research directions.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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