Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD in children, teens, and young adults (ages 7-25)
Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP)
ERP is a type of CBT treatment specifically designed for individuals with OCD. It focuses on helping individuals directly confront obsessions, including thoughts, images, and even feelings, situations, or objects that trigger OCD while encouraging them to not engage in the compulsions they would normally do to neutralize the obsessions (response prevention). Over time, individuals notice a drop in their anxiety level and an improvement in their overall symptoms.