APA Online CE Quiz

No. 40

Title: An Intensive Outpatient Approach to the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Case Exemplars

1. Controlled clinical trials have indicated that as many as ___ of patients with OCD improve from cognitive-behavioral therapy.
A) 50%
B) 70%
C) 68%
D) 83%

2. Unique merits of intensive treatment for OCD include:
A) Cost-effectiveness.
B) Enhancing the patient?s motivation.
C) Limits the geographic location of the patient as a treatment barrier.
D) All of the above.

3. The proposed mechanism for change in cognitive therapy is that objective thoughts that are not linked to obsessive-compulsive anxiety (achieved through cognitive techniques) will result in reduced needs by the patient to perform compulsive acts.
A) True.
B) False.

4. Which statement best explains exposure and response prevention?
A) Patients are gradually exposed to anxiety-provoking stimuli while refraining from engaging in rituals.
B) Patients are only exposed to anxiety-provoking stimuli.
C) Patients are not exposed to anxiety-provoking stimuli.

5. Intensive treatments for OCD may be an appropriate treatment approach when:
A) The patient has not benefited from previous psychological and pharmacological interventions.
B) The patient lives far away from providers trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy.
C) It is rarely appropriate.
D) A and B are true.

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