Efficacy of Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Washer with Poor Insight: A Case Study and Literature Review

Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions and compulsions. Treatment usually consists of serotonergic medications along with exposure therapies. Danger ideation reduction therapy (DIRT) is an alternative therapy predominantly for washing compulsions and focuses on reduction of danger ideations. DIRT was tried on Ms. S. with a history of OCD for 15 years and improvement was noticed on Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, Padua Inventory, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale after 15 sessions of DIRT though she was not fully symptom-free. Thus, DIRT was found to improve OCD symptoms and improved her insight into illness.

DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.211754

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@inproceedings{Maqbool2017EfficacyOD, title={Efficacy of Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Washer with Poor Insight: A Case Study and Literature Review}, author={Masood Maqbool and Kangana Sengar and Vikas and Mohit Kumar and Premkant Damodhar Uparikar}, booktitle={Indian journal of psychological medicine}, year={2017} }