Monograph Supplement on OCD

EDITORIAL by Barbara Barcaccia, Davide Dèttore and Francesco Mancini


Psicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale, Monograph Supplement, vol.18, n.3, October 2012.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness that has been documented for thousands of years. In spite of that, very little was known about the genesis, the mechanisms of maintenance and the strategies of treatment until only half a century ago.
In the last fifty years the bulk of knowledge on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has undergone a revolution: while it was once considered a recondite and obscure disorder, refractory to treatment, the last decades have seen dramatic improvement in the understanding of this highly disabling disorder and in its treatment, especially thanks to cognitive-behavioural researchers and clinicians. Having said that, it still remains one of the most disabling psychiatric disorders, generally very resistant to change.
The price people pay if they are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or even if they are family members of an obsessive patient, is enormous: the World Health Organization ranked it as the tenth most disabling illness of any kind (not just psychiatric) in terms of diminished quality of life… continua

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