@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5618,
	  title     = {The Efficacy of Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy for an 86-Year Old Man with a 63-Year History of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study},
	  author    = {Mairwen K. Jones and  Bethany M. Wootton and  Lisa D. Vaccaro},
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	  abstract     = {While OCD is one of the most commonly occurring
psychiatric conditions experienced by older adults, there is a paucity
of research conducted into the treatment of older adults with OCD.
This case study represents the first published investigation of a
cognitive treatment for geriatric OCD. It describes the successful
treatment of an 86-year old man with a 63-year history of OCD using
Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (DIRT). The client received 14
individual, 50-minute treatment sessions of DIRT over 13 weeks.
Clinician-based Y-BOCS scores reduced 84% from 25 (severe) at
pre-treatment, to 4 (subclinical) at 6-month post-treatment follow-up
interview, demonstrating the efficacy of DIRT for this client. DIRT
may have particular advantages over ERP and pharmacological
approaches, however further research is required in older adults with
	    journal   = {International Journal of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {6},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {1231 - 1237},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5618},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/66},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 66, 2012},