Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Motivating Change in OCD Patients

In psychological treatment, as with pharmaceutical treatment, adherence and barriers to change are substantial hurdles. A recent study demonstrates the successful use of Motivational Interviewing to enhance patient participation and engagement in standard psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. The results were decreased symptoms and increased quality of life. As an adjunct to symptom-targeting therapy, motivational interviewing was very effective.