Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: a qualitative review

  • Ana Isabel Rosa Alcazar Universidad de Murcia
  • Marina Iniesta Sepúlveda
  • Angel Rosa Alcázar
Keywords: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, children, adolescents, cognitive-behavioural therapy.

Abstract

This paper presents the results a qualitative review study on effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents. A total of 84 studies were located and retrieved, of which 17 were case reports, 37 were single case designs, 19 were quasi-experimental one-group studies, 6 were quasi-experimental comparison studies and 5 randomized controlled trials. The most widely treatment procedure, in the studies, was exposure with response prevention, which also was the most effective. We found a low representation of comparison studies, both quasi-experimental and experimental designs, as well as a lack of medium and long-term follow-ups, observational measures and a poor control of covert symptomatology and comorbidity.

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Author Biographies

Ana Isabel Rosa Alcazar, Universidad de Murcia
PROFESORA TITULAR DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE PERSONALIDAD, EVALAUCIÓN Y TRATAMIENTO PSICOLÓGICO.
Marina Iniesta Sepúlveda
Colaboradora en Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento psicológicos de la Universidad de Murcia
Angel Rosa Alcázar
Colaborador en Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento psicológicos de la Universidad de Murcia
How to Cite
Rosa Alcazar, A. I., Iniesta Sepúlveda, M., & Rosa Alcázar, A. (1). Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: a qualitative review. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 28(2), 313-326. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.28.2.121461
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Clinical and Health Psychology