Behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in African Americans: clinical issues.

@article{Williams1998BehavioralTO,
  title={Behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in African Americans: clinical issues.},
  author={Kevan E Williams and Dianne L Chambless and Gail S Steketee},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={163-70}
}
African Americans with obessive-compulsive disorder are underrepresented in behavioral treatment outcome studies. This paper consists of a clinical discussion of issues arising during the treatment with exposure plus response prevention of two African-American women with obessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical issues, such as excessive shame, insanity fears, and a sense of uniqueness, complicated the treatment process. However, both clients made significant improvement as assessed by behavioral… CONTINUE READING

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