Exposure and Response Prevention for the Treatment of Late-onset Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in an 82-year-old Man
Clinical Case Studies
This case study demonstrates an effective course of exposure/response prevention (EX/RP) in an 82-year-old man with late-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with no apparent neurobiological changes. The results indicated significant reductions in time spent on rituals, anxiety associated with obsessions, and depression. Treatment gains were maintained and continued to progress through appropriate aftercare. In this case, a graduate student therapist learned and applied EX/RP after engaging in a training process. Results highlight the importance of life stressors in the development of OCD and that EX/RP can be applied to older adults with certain modifications. The results are promising for the implementation of EX/RP in older adults with OCD; however, future randomized controlled trials are needed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Price, M. C., & Salsman, N. L. (2010). Exposure and response prevention for the treatment of late-onset obsessive- compulsive disorder in an 82-year-old man. Clinical Case Studies, 9(6), 426-441.
Salsman, Nicholas L. and Price, M. C., "Exposure and Response Prevention for the Treatment of Late-onset Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in an 82-year-old Man" (2010). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 224.