A single-subject evaluation of the treatment of morphing fear

Zysk, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-7715-5874, Shafran, R. and Williams, T.I., 2017. A single-subject evaluation of the treatment of morphing fear. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. ISSN 1077-7229

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Abstract

We present a single-subject prospective outcome study of a man with severe morphing fear and long history of OCD who was not helped by previous interventions, and who received an adapted form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) as part of this study. Treatment consisted of a cognitively focused approach tailored to address his fear of morphing and included developing a stronger sense of self-stability. We describe the details of the case, the treatment protocol, and the therapeutic outcomes as assessed over 36 weeks by questionnaires, rating scales, and semistructured interviews. The intervention was effective in eradicating the patient’s morphing fears and reducing other symptoms of OCD, anxiety, and depression. The presented case illustrates the need to appropriately conceptualize, assess, and address the specific nature of morphing fear symptoms in treatment.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Treatment of morphing fear
Publication Title: Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Creators: Zysk, E., Shafran, R. and Williams, T.I.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 20 April 2017
ISSN: 1077-7229
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.cbpra.2017.03.003DOI
S1077722917300470Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 May 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:14
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30799

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