Cognitive behavioral therapy of childhood OCD.

  title={Cognitive behavioral therapy of childhood OCD.},
  author={John C. Piacentini},
  journal={Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={8 3},
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic, recurrent, and often disabling disorder in childhood. Comorbid emotional and behavioral disturbance and family dysfunction are common and can serve to complicate both course of illness and treatment outcome. Although traditional psychotherapies have not been shown to be effective for treating core OCD symptoms, controlled trials with adults have shown cognitive-behavioral approaches that include ERP to be highly effective in treating the disorder. The… CONTINUE READING