›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (10): 1589-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2015.10.032

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Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder by exposure response prevention therapy: a case report

WANG Jian-yu, WANG Zhen, FAN Qing, ZHANG Hai-yin   

  1. Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Online:2015-10-20 Published:2015-12-22
  • Supported by:

    National Key Clinical Disciplines at Shanghai Mental Health Center, OMA-MH 2011-873; Shanghai Science and Technology Commission “Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan”  Supporting Project Sub Topics in the Field of Medicine and Agriculture, 15411950203; The Key Characteristic Specialist Department of Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2013-YJTSZK-02; Shanghai Clinical Center for Mental Disorders, 2014


Objective To explore the therapeutic effect and acting factors of exposure response prevention (ERP) therapy for the treatment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).MethodsA patient with OCD was treated by ERP therapy for 8 weeks, once a week and 1h per time according to the treatment manual. The therapeutic effect was periodically assessed by the Yale-Brown obsessive-compulsive scale.ResultsThe score of severity decreased 40% after 8 weeks of treatment.ConclusionThe ERP therapy is effective for the treatment of patient with OCD. The acting factors are relevant to patients, therapists, and the therapeutic alliance.

Key words: obsessive-compulsive disorder, exposure response prevention, acting factor