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by Dr Jemma E
Reid, Dr Ricky A Sachdev, Dr Lynne M Drummond and Professor Naomi A Fineberg
This is a substantial revision of a previous module by Dr Amit Nigam, Dr Lynne Drummond, Dr Joanne Farrow, Dr Ali Al-Allaq, Dr Sanjay Nelson and Professor Naomi A Fineberg. The
authors acknowledge their contribution.
Last updated: October 2020
In the first module of this series, Assessment and management of obsessive compulsive
disorder: Part 1 we looked at the prevalence, various
aetiological theories and the differing diagnostic and assessment
tools of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
OCD is a prevalent, chronic and disabling
disorder characterised by obsessional thoughts and compulsive
behaviours (APA, 2013).
Although effective psychological and
pharmacological treatments are available, delays in diagnosis and
treatment of the disorder occur. Better recognition and improved
access to evidence-based treatment are needed.
Designed for psychiatrists and mental health
workers in general adult, forensic, old age and child and
adolescent psychiatry, this module will take the reader through
treatment options and recently published guidelines on treating
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