Intensive outpatient treatment for obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders

Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 2008;45(3):193-200.


Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is the most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), yet the intensive treatment schedule often described and recommended is not readily accessible to many populations. In the present article, the authors describe a time-limited, outpatient, intensive treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders in Israel. Working in the client's natural environment and making use of technology are particularly highlighted.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ambulatory Care* / methods
  • Behavior Therapy / methods
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Milieu Therapy / methods*
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / psychology
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / therapy*
  • Outpatients
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychotherapy, Group / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult