Dr. Preeti Gupta, Dr. Anamika Sahu

Abstract : Psychodynamic models and cognitive models both have emphasized the symbolic meaning or attributed meaning of the content of obsessions rather than the content itself in the maintenance of psychopathology though with variation in techniques. Psychoanalytic approach, however, has been less recommended and often contraindicated in OCD. Here, we present the case of a 35-years-old female suffering from severe OCD and major depressive episode with dissociative stupors that was on medication for last 5 years without significant improvement. She underwent an eclectic cognitive, behavioural and psychodynamic approach which resulted in a significant decrease in her overall psychopathology.

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