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A Case Report of a Patient with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treated by Korean Medical Treatments and Psychotherapy
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  • Journal title : Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
  • Volume 27, Issue 2,  2016, pp.67-76
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
  • DOI : 10.7231/jon.2016.27.2.067
 Title & Authors
A Case Report of a Patient with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treated by Korean Medical Treatments and Psychotherapy
Kim, Dong-uk; Hwang, Seon-Hye; Park, Areum; Kim, Tae-yun; Park, Se-jin;
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Objectives The purpose of this study is to report that a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) significantly responds to Korean medical treatments and psychotherapy.Methods We treated the patient with Korean medical treatments (acupuncture and herbal medication) and Melonis Calyx Vomiting Therapy. We also used psychotherapy including Li-Gyeung-Byun-Qi therapy. The patient was diagnosed by DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for OCD. We used Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised-Korean (OCI-R-K), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI), and Beck’s Anxiety Inventory (BAI) to evaluate the patient.Results OCI-R-K score was decreased from 39 points to 9 points. BDI score was decreased from 14 points to 6 points. BAI score was decreased from 25 points to 13 points.Conclusions This study suggests that Korean medical treatment is an effective way to treat patients who suffer from OCD.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD);Herbal medicine;Melonis Calyx vomiting therapy;Li-Gyeung-Byun-Qi therapy;
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