Case Study of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Received Date: April 05, 2019; Published Date: May 08, 2019
Background: This document pertains of idiographic research; the case study of Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The objective of this case study was to reaffirm the efficacy of Fear-Stimuli Identification Therapy (FSIT). FSIT was used to eliminate the symptoms of OCD in a client, a successful treatment for disorders in different cases [1-8].
Method: Initially seven sessions of semi-structured interviews were conducted with client to dig out the reasons/causes of the disorder. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) was consulted for diagnosis . Fear Stimuli Identification Therapy (FSIT) was used as therapeutic tool.
Results: After diagnosis, five sessions per week, a total of eighty-three sessions were conducted of FSIT. Positive behavioral change observed in client which proved the efficacy of FSIT.
Conclusion: Clinical observations during treatment indicated a gradual positive change in client’s personality. The client and her husband reported positive behavioral changes in different domains of life. The difference between pre-assessment and post- assessment confirmed precision of hypotheses and efficacy of FSIT.
Keywords: Obsessive compulsive disorder; Symptoms; Assessment; Case study; Idiographic