Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders

• Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Chapter 10 Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
• Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse: Chapter 5 Supportive and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
• Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology: Chapter 14 Impulsivity, Compulsivity, Addiction
• The Psychiatric Interview: Section III #25 Assessing Anxiety, Obsessive and Trauma Disorders
• American Psychiatric Association. (2007). Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (PDF). Arlington, VA: Author.
• Carnes, P. (n.d.). Sexual addiction screening test-revised (SAST-R) (PDF). Los Angeles, CA: Foundry Clinical Group.
• Kim, S. W., Grant, J. E., Potenza, M. N., Blanco, C., Hollander, E. (2009). The Gambling Symptom Assessment Scale (G-SAS): A reliability and validity study. Psychiatry Research, 166(1), 76–84. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2007.11.008
• Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force. (n.d.). Hoarding Rating Scale (PDF). Philadelphia, PA: Author.
• Psychology Tools. (2017). Yale-Brown obsessive compulsive scale.
Required Resources
• Grande, T. (2016, Feb 23). Psychodynamic therapy role-play – Defense mechanisms and free association (11:47 minutes) [Video file]. Psychodynamic Therapy transcript.
• TEDMED Live Royal Albert Hall. (2013, May 21). Treating addiction against all odds: Henrietta Bowden-Jones at TEDMEDLive Imperial College 2013 (17:17 minutes) [Video file]. Treating Addiction transcript.
• TEDx Talks. (2015, Nov. 24). Hoarding as a mental health issue | Ceci Garrett | TEDxSpokane (9:25 minutes) [Video file]. Hoarding transcript.
• TEDx Talks. (2016, March 29). We need to talk about sex addiction | Paula Hall | TEDxLeamingtonSpa (17:11 minutes) [Video file]. Sex Addiction transcript.

Discussion Board 13.1: Compulsive Symptoms- psychodynamic psychotherapy

  1. Is the identified modality applicable to use with adults and older adults who have compulsive symptoms? Why or why not?
  2. Discuss the importance of helping patients manage their compulsive symptoms using non-pharmacological psychotherapeutic techniques such as psychodynamic psychotherapy. What are potential complications if these symptoms are not well managed?