This chapter discusses the phenomenology and clinical presentation of aggressive/harm, sexual and religious/moral obsessions, as well as issues relating to assessment and treatment of these conditions in youth. Aggressive obsessions are commonly endorsed by children and adolescents with obsessive‐compulsive disorder (OCD), with some studies suggesting rates as high as 80%. Standardized assessment measures allow clinicians to ask about a range of OCD symptoms, and can help to normalize and educate youth about them. The Children's Yale‐Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, the Children's Florida Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (C‐FOCI) and either the Children's Obsessional Compulsive Inventory (ChOCI) are some assessment tools for assessing obsessive‐compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a focus on exposure and response prevention (ERP) is the first‐line treatment for aggressive, religious/moral and sexual obsessions in youth.
|Title of host publication||The Wiley handbook of obsessive compulsive disorders|
|Editors||Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Dean McKay, Eric A. Storch|
|Place of Publication||Chichester, UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781118890257, 9781118890264|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks Series|