Assessment and management of obsessive compulsive disorder
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Assessment and management of obsessive compulsive disorder

Kevin Gournay Professor of psychiatric nursing, Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Joseph Curran Principal cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, Sheffield Care Trust, Sheffield
Paul Rogers Professor of forensic nursing, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd

This article outlines the nature of obsessive compulsive disorder and sets out an evidence-based approach to assessment and treatment. The article also examines the key elements of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2005) guideline on this condition.

Nursing Standard. 20, 33,59-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.04.20.33.59.c4136

Correspondence

k.gournay@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review