Volume 11, Issue 2 (8-2005)                   IJPCP 2005, 11(2): 139-149 | Back to browse issues page

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Andouz Z, Sahebi A, Tabatabai S M. Comparing Efficacy and Effectiveness of ERP and DIRT Methods in Treatment of Compulsive Washing. IJPCP. 2005; 11 (2) :139-149
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-67-en.html
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Introduction: This study was carried out to compare the efficacy of Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (DIRT) with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) method in treatment of compulsive washing.
Method: Six females with compulsive washing were selected to take part in a multiple-baseline type single-subject experimental trial, and were divided in 2 groups. Subjects of each group answered to the Maudseley Obsessional-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI), Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, Depression-Anxiety-Stress Scale (DASS) and Subjective United Discomfort Scale (SUD) at three stages of: baseline, fourth, and final sessions. Data were presented in charts.
Results: This research indicated that both DIRT and ERP (especially DIRT) were effective in alleviating the symptoms of compulsive washing.
DIRT is more effective than ERP for treatment of compulsive washing.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/19

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