Elna Yadin, PhD, is an expert on behavior therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
She was interviewed by Rajnish (“Raj”) Mago, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Simple and Practical Mental Health on October 17, 2019.
This video discusses Dr. Yadin’s professional background and the OCD treatment manual for which she is one of the authors.
Tips on how to screen patients for possible OCD and monitor their progress
Tips on how to differentiate between OCD and other conditions
First-line treatment for OCD: Medication or Behavior therapy?
What should the first-line treatment for OCD be? Also, should benzodiazepines be avoided in OCD?
Exposure/ response prevention (ERP): Number of sessions, frequency, and cost
Intensive behavioral treatment of OCD is also an option
Be flexible regarding the intensity of treatment
Behavior therapy for OCD-Assessing readiness for treatment
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