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Service innovations: A group for children and adolescents with obsessive–compulsive disorder

  • U. Chowdhury (a1), C. Caulfield (a2) and I. Heyman (a2)
Abstract
Aims and Method

Young people attending the Maudsley obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) children's clinic had expressed an interest in meeting other similar young people with OCD. A group was set up comprising 6-weekly sessions focusing on psycho-education and support.

Results

Seven young people (mean age: 14 years 4 months; age range: 11 years 11 months to 16 years 6 months) took part. Feedback questionnaires showed that all the participants found the group helpful and enjoy-able. They felt less isolated and more confident about dealing with OCD.

Clinical Implications

Establishment of groups may be a valuable way of increasing awareness and knowledge on aspects of OCD, as well as providing much-needed psycho-social support to patients.

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Service innovations: A group for children and adolescents with obsessive–compulsive disorder

  • U. Chowdhury (a1), C. Caulfield (a2) and I. Heyman (a2)
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