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Mokameli Z, Neshatdoust H T, Abedi M R. The Effect of Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2006; 7 (4) :8-13
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of group cognitive- behavioral therapy on the reduction of obsessive- compulsive symptoms in outpatients referred to psychological service centers in  Isfahan
Method: Eight patients were selected using random temporary method and were randomly assigned to two four-person groups: the experimental group and the control group. Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) was administered to all subjects as pre- and posttests. The experimental group received group cognitive-behavioral therapy for one month, and the subjects in the control group were in the waiting list. 
Results: Group cognitive-behavioral therapy significantly reduced obsessive- compulsive symptoms in the experimental group in comparison with the control group. 
Conclusion: Group cognitive-behavioral therapy can be an appropriate alternative in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2005/08/14 | Accepted: 2005/10/23 | Published: 2005/12/22

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