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Title: Obsessive compulsive disorder in children and young people : experiences of children with OCD and the involvement of families in treatment
Author: Simmonds, Sarah
ISNI:       0000 0004 2691 3545
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2009
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This research thesis has examined the way in which family involvement in childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) facilitates treatment and the experiences of children in living with their diagnosis of OCD. Chapter one is a literature review of eleven empirical studies of the effectiveness of CBT with family involvement. The review highlights the variety in the way families are involved in CBT treatment and suggests that there is a trend towards higher rates of improvement in symptom severity for treatments that involve families separate family sessions away from the child, and a potentially higher improvement for treatments that utilise a mixture of joint child-family sessions in addition to separate family sessions. Chapter two is an empirical study of the experiences of seven children in living with their diagnosis of OCD. A qualitative methodology utilising Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis revealed three main areas of importance; the power and control of OCD, the associated emotional consequences and the role of relationships in OCD and in treatment. Clinical implications and areas for future research are discussed alongside methodological limitations. Chapter three is a reflective account of the research thesis as a whole; methodological and clinical issues arising from the research are discussed along with personal reflections of personal and professional development.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RC Internal medicine