How can OCFighter™ help you?
OCFighter™ is an online program for the treatment for Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD). It uses the evidence based approach known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT for short.
The program teaches the best practice CBT technique to help with OCD called Exposure with Ritual Prevention (ERP). You can print out worksheets for activities, monitor your own progress, receive emails with further tips at the end of each step. Most sessions last about 30/40 minutes.
Patients with anxiety disorders use many mental healthcare resources, since such disorders are effectively treated by self-exposure therapy guided by a clinician. However, the waiting list for these services are very long and suitably trained therapists are scarce. Therefore, many are still at present untreated.
OCD not only affects the sufferer but often family and friends find themselves involved in the person’s OCD by doing rituals for them or finding they have to give them lots of reassurance. This can really affect a person’s relationships with those who are close to them. Not only can OCFighter™ help someone overcome the OCD, it will have a knock-on effect on their daily life and relationships with others.
Why should I choose OCFighter™?
There are different reasons to choose computerised CBT :
• Reduced waiting time to access treatment
• Accessible 24 hours a day
• Do it in your own time
• Track your own progress
• Receive support
• Alternative to taking medication
• No need to attend a clinic
OCFighter™ is derived from research by Professors Baer, Greist, and Marks. Their reseach showed how computerised therapy was effective in reducing the amount of time spent on obsessions and rituals as much as clinician led therapy. This research involved RCT’s in the US and the UK. One study possibly had the largest sample size recruited in any computerised therapy (218 people). 7 other published papers inlude the research by Professors Baer, Greist, and Marks.
Has OCFighter™ been clinically proven to be effective for the treatment of OCD?
In 2005, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence recognised the “absolute clinical efficacy” of OCFighter™. The research OCFighter™ is based upon shows that users can achieve a reduction in the time spent on obsessions and rituals as much as those treated by a real therapist. It has also been shown to be more effective than relaxation.