Behavior therapy works over short term for young kids with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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    Behavior therapy works over short term for young kids with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reuters

    A family-based cognitive behavioral therapy markedly improves symptoms in children as young as five years old with obsessive-compulsive disorder (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)), according to a new study.

    The behavioral treatment, which involved parents heavily and is already known to work for older kids and teens, left almost three quarters of the young children significantly better off, according to objective measurements.

    Study Reference:
    http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1861509
     
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