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Personality, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and human computer interactions


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Bagga, Harjit S 2001 , 'Personality, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and human computer interactions', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The two most commonly used treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
are antidepressant drugs and behaviour therapy in the form of exposure and response
prevention. These treatments, while efficacious, have limitations such as high costs,
side effects, and limited availability. The use of computers in the therapy process
minimises some of the barriers traditional OCD treatments present, while providing
benefits in their own right. Evidence suggests that computer-aided behaviour therapy
programs may be a suitable adjunct to traditional client-therapist treatments.
Computer-aided vicarious exposure (CA VE) programs not only deliver a therapy, but
can also measure the interaction between the program user and components of
therapy. The availability of computer treatments that can measure these interactions
opens the way for research into variables that may influence a user's interaction with
a treatment program. Individual personality characteristics are known to impact
treatment outcome, however, there is little literature examining the relationship
between personality variables and their impact on OCD treatment. Further research
into the relationship between personality and OCD treatments, in particular computer
treatments which measure user interaction with the program, can assist in identifying
the components of therapy useful for people with different characteristics.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Bagga, Harjit S
Keywords: Personality disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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Thesis (M.Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 2001. Includes bibliographical references

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