|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years|
|Genders Eligible for Study:||Both|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Patients presenting to the Behavioral Medicine Service are generally individuals with
an acute or chronic medical condition or medically related concern with or without an
associated DSM-IV psychiatric disorder, as well as adult patients who require
assistance with changing health or health-risk behaviors. Patients presenting to the
OCD program typically have obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder,
Tourette syndrome, compulsive skin picking, or trichotillomania. Patients presenting
to the general CBT program typically have panic disorder, social phobia, generalized
anxiety disorder, depression, specific phobia, post traumatic stress disorder,
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or an eating disorder. Patients at any of
the programs have an identifiable behavior or behavioral pattern/ mood problem that
they would like to change.
- Age 18 or older
- Ability to provide informed consent and comply with the study procedures
- Ability to complete self-report questionnaires (either written hardcopy or
computer-based version) with adequate accommodation, if necessary
- Patients with a PCP or psychiatrist (who provides medication on an ongoing basis with
no plan to terminate the medication treatment over the upcoming year) at MGH or
employees of MGH.
- Exhibit active suicidality (suicidal ideation with intent or plan) to the point that
more intensive treatment (i.e. acute hospitalization) is required.
- Active untreated and unstable bipolar disorder (i.e. stable bipolar disorder under
care of a psychiatrist is allowed).
- Mental retardation.
- Any condition that, after the baseline evaluation, is determined to preclude
treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Received more than 4 sessions of CBT for the target disorder within the past 3 years.