You have learned about some of the treatment strategies open to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) sufferers in this module including types of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Systematic Desensitization, and medication. Explain two of these or other treatment options for OCD.
- Outline the positive and negative aspects and long-term goals of the treatment strategies you have chosen (for example, is medication best used over the long term for symptom management?).
- What do you think is important for a client to understand in advance about the treatment (for example, medication side effects)?
- How could you offer the treatment without overwhelming the client with additional anxiety?