Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Group Metacognitive Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

CBT is commonly recommended for treating OCD however treatment outcomes have not been benchmarked in real world settings. Benchmarking, is a clinical audit that compares outcomes of a routinely delivered clinical service to outcome in randomized controlled trials. 

The study had two aims: (1) benchmark the outcomes for group CBT for OCD patients attending a routine clinical service; and (2) conduct a benchmarking analysis for group metacognitive therapy (MCT) to determine if this could provide any advantages. The authors found that the MCT group improved significantly more than the CBT group, with 86.3% of patients in the MCT group responding to treatment, in comparison to 64% responding to treatment in the CBT group

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