Towards optimal use of internet-delivered interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Project: Research

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Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), however many people with OCD have difficulty accessing this treatment. Internet-delivered CBT (ICBT) helps to overcome manyof the barriers to accessing this treatment and research has shown that ICBT is an effective treatment for OCD. The number of ICBT treatment services for OCD areincreasing, however, little is known about the characteristics of patientssuitable for this treatment. This study aims to answer this pragmatic clinical research question in a large sample of people with OCD. Patients with OCD symptoms will complete an 8-week ICBT program and their treatment response will be measured immediately after the treatment, as well as three months later. We will investigate the characteristics of patients who respond well to this treatment, as well as those who do not respond,or who deteriorate. We expect that this research will help clinicians to safely and effectively match patients with OCD to the best type of treatment for them.
Effective start/end date1/09/191/12/22