Can You Believe These 2 Clinical Psychologists Are Treating OCD In Just Four Days?

Can You Believe These 2 Clinical Psychologists Are Treating OCD In Just Four Days?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take months of therapy to treat. But Kvale and Hansen, who are clinical psychologists at Haukeland University Hospital in Norway, have shown they can treat it in just four days. Frustrated by the traditional model of ­therapy—­meeting with patients just once or twice a week, with days between sessions to stall progress or give people the chance to drop out—Kvale and Hansen developed a program in which therapists help their patients learn how to deal with anxiety through marathon sessions of exposure therapy. “Patients say it’s hard work and one of the most challenging weeks of...

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