Adults with OCD Can Benefit from Exposure Therapy When Common Drug Treatment Options Fail, Penn Study Finds
Researchers first to test therapy next to drug treatment.
Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can improve their symptoms significantly by adding exposure and response prevention therapy to their treatment regimen when common drug treatment options have failed, according to new research from psychiatrists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Exposure and response prevention therapy is a type of cognitive behavior therapy in which the patient is asked to confront triggers that give rise to their obsessions in order to refrain from performing the rituals in response to these obsessions.
IOA IN THE NEWS
01/21/16John Trojanowski, MD, PhD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Institute on Aging, was quoted…
01/12/16In a blog post on Forbes.com, Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, shares a coming…
12/28/15Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, co-director of the Penn Memory Center and director…
Join the nearly 300 Institute on Aging Fellows and Associate Fellows and experience robust collaborative opportunities in aging at Penn, for funding opportunity alerts, pilot research grant opportunities, and updates on IOA activities.
FEATURED VIDEOVideo Archive
Joseph A. Pignolo Award in Aging Research
"REST and Stress Resistance in Aging and Alzheimer's Research"
Bruce A. Yankner, MD, PhD
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
3:00 — 4:00pm | Reception will begin at 2:30pm
Smilow Center — Rubenstein Auditorium
© The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania | Site best viewed in a supported browser. | Site Design: PMACS Web Team.