What is the role of psychodynamic psychotherapy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Updated: May 17, 2018
  • Author: William M Greenberg, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Psychodynamic psychotherapy alone has generally not been found to be helpful in ameliorating OCD symptoms. It may, however, be useful in working on a patient's resistance to accepting recommended treatments or in helping the patient to appreciate the interpersonal effects that his or her OCD symptoms are having on others. [30]


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