Psychotherapeutic management of obsessive-compulsive patients.


Psychotherapy of the obsessive-compulsive patient requires a modified psychoanalytic approach utilizing the concepts of a short-term therapy, which include focusing on relevant issues with limited goals. The therapist must be active, confronting, and must deal with here-and-now issues. The use of psychopharmacological agents to reduce anxiety and depression should be encouraged.

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@article{Salzman1985PsychotherapeuticMO, title={Psychotherapeutic management of obsessive-compulsive patients.}, author={Laurette Salzman}, journal={American journal of psychotherapy}, year={1985}, volume={39 3}, pages={323-30} }