Expressed emotion and behavior therapy outcome: a prospective study with obsessive-compulsive and agoraphobic outpatients.

@article{Chambless1999ExpressedEA,
  title={Expressed emotion and behavior therapy outcome: a prospective study with obsessive-compulsive and agoraphobic outpatients.},
  author={Dianne L Chambless and Gail S Steketee},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={658-65}
}
The relationship of expressed emotion (EE) to behavior therapy outcome for obsessive-compulsive disorder (n = 60) and panic disorder with agoraphobia (n = 41) was investigated. Relatives' emotional overinvolvement and hostility predicted higher rates of treatment dropout. Higher hostility, as assessed by the Camberwell Family Interview (CFI), was related to poorer outcome for target ratings and for the Social Adjustment Scale; higher perceived criticism was also predictive of worse response on… CONTINUE READING

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