Family-Based Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Clinical Considerations and Application.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be effectively treated with family-based intervention by expanding and enhancing family members' behavioral repertoire to more effectively manage OCD symptoms and affected family interactions. This article provides an overview and practical understanding of the implementation of family-based treatment of pediatric OCD. Special attention is given to relevant contextual family processes that influence symptom presentation, current empirical support for family-based treatment, and the clinical application of family-based cognitive-behavioral therapy. Case vignettes illustrate important clinical considerations for providers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anderson, LM; Freeman, JB; Franklin, ME; Sapyta, JJ

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 535 - 555

PubMed ID

  • 26092738

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2015.02.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States