Cognitive behavioral therapy is very effective in the treatment of OCD. It helps change the way you think (cognitive) and what you're doing (behavior). Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you make sense of a painful problem by breaking the problem into smaller parts. small parts consist of the situation, thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and actions.
When applied separately, cognitive behavioral therapy is the combination of these two techniques already used jointly. In a time in behavioral therapy did not pay attention to cognition - perceptions and expectations - just student behavior that can be observed and measured.
Scientific research has found that all human experiences such as perceptions, expectations, values, attitudes, fears, assessment of yourself and others, influence behavior. And not only that, our behavior and the behavior of others affect cognitive experiences as well.
Psychologists use cognitive therapy to help identify and understand how cognitive distortions such as irrational ideas and false assumptions affect your life. In addition to being useful for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder this technique, it is also used for those who have anxiety, depression, panic disorders, eating disorders, to name a few.
It is estimated that, as a treatment for OCD Cognitive behavioral therapy helps 50% to 80% of all patients stop compulsive behaviors.