Aims: Predictors for treatment outcome in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are inconclusive. Negative treatment outcome in OCD seems to be related to comorbid personality disorders. However, findings are inconsistent. Method: Eighty-two patients with OCD were recruited. Symptom severity (Y-BOCS, OCI-R, HDRS) and personality accentuations (IKP) were assessed at baseline, at post-treatment (after eight weeks), as well as at follow up (after 6 months). Results: Almost half of the patients (48.8%) showed at least one personality trait accentuation (PA). The avoidant PA and (at trend level) the presence of at least one PA were associated with lower treatment success. Conclusion: The presence of PA seems to be an important predictor for the optimization of treatment success. Therapists should tailor treatment to consider personality accentuations as well as personality disorders.
|Translated title of the contribution||Prediction of treatment success in patients with obsessive: compulsive disorder and personality trait accentuation|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- personality accentuation
- treatment response
- cognitive behavior therapy