Advanced Mental Health Research

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) for PTSD*

A treatment called Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Brief Imaginal Exposure for PTSD: Trajectories of Change in Distress.*

This study looked at a treatment called imaginal exposure (IE) therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What Drives OCD Symptom Change During CBT Treatment?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) remains the gold standard for treating OCD. Traditional cognitive therapy holds that obsessions produce distress, and compulsions are then performed to reduce that distress

Cognitive bias modification for thought-action fusion*

Thought-action fusion (TAF) refers to either the belief that having an intrusive/moral thought is equivalent to performing it or the belief that the presence of the thought makes it more likely to happen.

Things that make you go Hmm: Myths and misconceptions within cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Cognitive behavior therapy is recognized as the gold standard for treating obsessive-compulsive
disorder, including children, adolescents, and adults.

Adapting and Integrating Exposure Therapies for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Translating Research Into Clinical Implementation.*

The research findings suggest that it can be challenging to differentiate between PTSD and OCD due to overlapping symptoms, and misdiagnosis can occur if symptoms are not assessed carefully.

With a little help from my friends: Changes in symptoms, cognitions and self-ambivalence after a group based cognitive-behavioral treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder.*

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a serious illness that affects about 2 to 3% of the population. There are treatments that can help people with OCD, like therapy that involves facing fears and changing negative thoughts.