Versorgung Zwangserkrankter mit kognitiver Verhaltenstherapie als Behandlungsmethode erster Wahl

Translated title of the contribution: Supply with cognitive behaviour therapy as first-line therapy in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Ulrich Voderholzer*, Sandra Schlegl, Alice Diedrich, Anne Katrin Külz, Nicola Thiel, Elisabeth Hertenstein, Caroline Schwartz, Michael Rufer, Nirmal Herbst, Christoph Nissen, Thomas Hillebrand, Bernhard Osen, Katarina Stengler, Lena Jelinek, Steffen Moritz

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Abstract

Background: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention represents first-line therapy for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of OCD patients that receive CBT with exposure and response prevention in Germany. Methods: In an observational study, data on treatment history from a sample of 369 patients with OCD (ICD-10 criteria) were analyzed. Results: Overall, 60[%] of the patients reported that they had received CBT with exposure at least once, 37[%] as their first treatment. 46[%] of patients indicated having received CBT with exposure accompanied by a mental health professional at least once. The average time between the onset of OCD and the initial treatment was 6 years. Conclusions: Two fifths of the patients with OCD in our sample reported that they had never received CBT with exposure and response prevention, the state-of-the-art treatment for OCD. We discuss potential barriers from patients and mental health professionals perspective as well as interventions that might help to improve the treatment situation.

Translated title of the contributionSupply with cognitive behaviour therapy as first-line therapy in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalVerhaltenstherapie
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • supply and distribution
  • Germany
  • exposure therapy
  • cognitive behavioural therapy

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