Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common yet complex and disabling disorder characterised by obsessions and compulsions. It can lead to depression, anxiety and an overall poor quality of life.
Sadly, it comes with heightened stigma and shame, making it difficult for individuals with OCD to present for treatment.
Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) has proven to be the most effective psychological treatment for OCD but it is often difficult to access specialist psychological treatment in a timely manner, especially for affected individuals living in remote and regional areas.
OCD STOP! is a treatment program that has proved to be effective in both face-to-face and online versions. The online version consists of 12 modules and can be used with or without a therapist.
The program remains a work-in-progress for Professor Michael Kyrios and his team at ANU’s Research School of Psychology.
They are also working on revising the length of the online OCD program and adding components to improve engagement, maintain adherence, facilitate contact with online therapists and streamline processes for consumers.
This research has been made possible by a generous donation to AFFIRM from the John James Memorial Foundation.