Cognitive Therapy of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • P. M. Salkovskis
  • H. M. C. Warwick


Few would dispute that distressing and intrusive cognitions of an unacceptable nature are the fundamental feature of obsessional problems. This simple observation makes it all the more surprising that cognitive therapy has made no significant impression upon the treatment of obsessions. The use of formal cognitive therapy procedures has very seldom been reported. On the other hand, behaviour therapy has been widely employed with outstandingly good outcome in a disorder previously regarded as intractible.


Cognitive Therapy Intrusive Thought Automatic Thought Response Prevention Exposure Session 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Salkovskis
    • 1
  • H. M. C. Warwick
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Oxford, Warneford HospitalOxfordUK
  2. 2.The Maudsley Hospital Denmark HillLondonUK

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