Cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive compulsive symptoms affected by past psychotic experience of schizophrenia: A case report

Osamu Kobori, Hirotoshi Sato, Rieko Katsukura, Seiichi Harada

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Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) have been observed in a substantial proportion of patients with schizophrenia. Although several studies have investigated the comorbidity associated with OCS in schizophrenia, few case studies are available regarding cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for the treatment of OCS of patients within this group. This paper describes a case report in which OCS emerged gradually after the remission of positive symptoms of schizophrenia. The CBT involved psycho education and case formulation, cognitive restructuring, exposure and response prevention (EPR), and behavioural experiments. Improvement in the compulsive behaviours led to a greater insight regarding the relationship between OCS and past experience of positive symptoms (e.g. hallucinations). The cognitive characteristics of the patient were discussed in light of current cognitive models of OCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-369
Number of pages5
JournalBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1

Keywords

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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