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| Published: August 30, 2017

Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy in the Cases with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dharmendra Rajak

Ph. D. Scholar, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Jai Prakash

Additional Professor & HOD Dept. of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.090/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.090

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Background: Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (DIRT) is a cognitive treatment package which focuses on providing corrective information to treat obsessive–compulsive disorder. DIRT is solely directed at decreasing the threat expectancies and does not involve direct or indirect exposure. Methodology: Aim: Present study has been under taken with the aim to reduce the obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms as well as the depressive symptoms of the individuals with the help of danger ideation reduction therapy. Sample: By using purposive sampling technique a total of 10 participants were selected, further participants were divided equally into experimental and control groups. Tools: Padua Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory. Therapeutic package planned included; cognitive restructuring, filmed interview, probability of catastrophe, corrective information, attention focusing (rhythmic breathing exercise). Result and Conclusion: The study concludes that with the help of danger ideation therapy patients exhibited improvement in OCD symptoms such as improvement control over mental activities, contamination as well as urges, improvement regarding worries of loss of control over behaviors. OCD patients also showed improvements in depressive symptoms of mood related problems, sleep problems, pessimism and social withdrawal.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.090/20170404

10.25215/0404.090

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017