How to treat the untreated: Effectiveness of a self-help metacognitive training program (myMCT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Steffen Moritz, Lena Jelinek, Marit Hauschildt, Dieter Naber

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), many patients undergoing interventions display incomplete symptom reduction. Our research group has developed a self-help manual entitled "My Metacognitive Training for OCD" (myMCT) aimed at raising patients' awareness about cognitive biases that seem to subserve OCD. The training is particularly intended for patients currently unable or unwilling to attend standard therapy, or in cases where such a treatment option is not available. For the present study, 86 individuals suffering from OCD were recruited over the Internet. Following the initial assessment, participants were either immediately emailed the myMCT manual or allocated to a waitlist group. After 4 weeks, a second assessment was performed. The myMCT group showed significantly greater improvement for OCD symptoms according to the Y-BOCS total score compared with the waitlist group (d =.63), particularly for obsessions (d=.69). Medium to strong differences emerged for the OCI-R (d =.70) and the BDI-SF (d =.50). The investigation provides the first evidence for the effectiveness of the myMCT for OCD.

Translated title of the contributionHow to treat the untreated: Effectiveness of a self-help metacognitive training program (myMCT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder
LanguageSpanish
Pages209-220
Number of pages12
JournalDialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Education
Obsessive Behavior
Internet
Therapeutics
Research

Keywords

  • Association splitting
  • Cognition
  • Metacognition
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Psychotherapy

Cite this

@article{7b27bced12b54309a09ac98da99015dc,
title = "¿C{\'o}mo tratar lo intratable? Eficacia de un programa de auto-ayuda de entrenamiento metacognitivo (miEMC) para el trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo",
abstract = "Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), many patients undergoing interventions display incomplete symptom reduction. Our research group has developed a self-help manual entitled {"}My Metacognitive Training for OCD{"} (myMCT) aimed at raising patients' awareness about cognitive biases that seem to subserve OCD. The training is particularly intended for patients currently unable or unwilling to attend standard therapy, or in cases where such a treatment option is not available. For the present study, 86 individuals suffering from OCD were recruited over the Internet. Following the initial assessment, participants were either immediately emailed the myMCT manual or allocated to a waitlist group. After 4 weeks, a second assessment was performed. The myMCT group showed significantly greater improvement for OCD symptoms according to the Y-BOCS total score compared with the waitlist group (d =.63), particularly for obsessions (d=.69). Medium to strong differences emerged for the OCI-R (d =.70) and the BDI-SF (d =.50). The investigation provides the first evidence for the effectiveness of the myMCT for OCD.",
keywords = "Association splitting, Cognition, Metacognition, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Psychotherapy",
author = "Steffen Moritz and Lena Jelinek and Marit Hauschildt and Dieter Naber",
year = "2010",
language = "Spanish",
volume = "12",
pages = "209--220",
journal = "Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience",
issn = "1294-8322",
publisher = "Servier International",
number = "2",

}

¿Cómo tratar lo intratable? Eficacia de un programa de auto-ayuda de entrenamiento metacognitivo (miEMC) para el trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo. / Moritz, Steffen; Jelinek, Lena; Hauschildt, Marit; Naber, Dieter.

In: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2010, p. 209-220.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - ¿Cómo tratar lo intratable? Eficacia de un programa de auto-ayuda de entrenamiento metacognitivo (miEMC) para el trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo

AU - Moritz, Steffen

AU - Jelinek, Lena

AU - Hauschildt, Marit

AU - Naber, Dieter

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), many patients undergoing interventions display incomplete symptom reduction. Our research group has developed a self-help manual entitled "My Metacognitive Training for OCD" (myMCT) aimed at raising patients' awareness about cognitive biases that seem to subserve OCD. The training is particularly intended for patients currently unable or unwilling to attend standard therapy, or in cases where such a treatment option is not available. For the present study, 86 individuals suffering from OCD were recruited over the Internet. Following the initial assessment, participants were either immediately emailed the myMCT manual or allocated to a waitlist group. After 4 weeks, a second assessment was performed. The myMCT group showed significantly greater improvement for OCD symptoms according to the Y-BOCS total score compared with the waitlist group (d =.63), particularly for obsessions (d=.69). Medium to strong differences emerged for the OCI-R (d =.70) and the BDI-SF (d =.50). The investigation provides the first evidence for the effectiveness of the myMCT for OCD.

AB - Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), many patients undergoing interventions display incomplete symptom reduction. Our research group has developed a self-help manual entitled "My Metacognitive Training for OCD" (myMCT) aimed at raising patients' awareness about cognitive biases that seem to subserve OCD. The training is particularly intended for patients currently unable or unwilling to attend standard therapy, or in cases where such a treatment option is not available. For the present study, 86 individuals suffering from OCD were recruited over the Internet. Following the initial assessment, participants were either immediately emailed the myMCT manual or allocated to a waitlist group. After 4 weeks, a second assessment was performed. The myMCT group showed significantly greater improvement for OCD symptoms according to the Y-BOCS total score compared with the waitlist group (d =.63), particularly for obsessions (d=.69). Medium to strong differences emerged for the OCI-R (d =.70) and the BDI-SF (d =.50). The investigation provides the first evidence for the effectiveness of the myMCT for OCD.

KW - Association splitting

KW - Cognition

KW - Metacognition

KW - Obsessive-compulsive disorder

KW - Psychotherapy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77955483669&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 12

SP - 209

EP - 220

JO - Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

T2 - Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

JF - Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

SN - 1294-8322

IS - 2

ER -