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Religious-integrated therapy for religious obsessive-compulsive disorder in an adolescent: a case report and literature review

Md Rosli, Ahmad Nabil and Sharip, Shalisah and Wan Ismail, Wan Salwina (2017) Religious-integrated therapy for religious obsessive-compulsive disorder in an adolescent: a case report and literature review. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1367-4676 (In Press)

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Abstract

Religious obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is relatively underreported among adolescent and carries poorer outcome. We report a 20-year-old Muslim man who was diagnosed with religious OCD when he was 14 years old. He had recurrent blasphemous intrusive thoughts upon performing religious rituals which had hindered him from practising his religion. Despite being on tablet esticalopram 10 mg and conventional cognitive– behavioural therapy, the result was to no avail. A religiousintegrated therapy was introduced by incorporating some of the Islamic values, knowledge, and practice during the exposure and response prevention therapy for five consecutive days along with cognitive restructuring. A considerable amount of symptom and functional relief was achieved. He excelled in his studies and equally important was able to resume practising his religion. Religious-integrated therapy is an untapped area that should be offered as the treatment option in certain cases where religion plays an important role in illness’s phenomenology and patient’s coping.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6878/63969
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), religious-integrated therapy, religiosity, Islam
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Nabil Md Rosli
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 15:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63969

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