Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY


Support groups, websites, and charities for specific mental disorders There is a list of support resources (related to the conditions we treat) for patients, carers, and families below. The listing of a group or charity does not imply explicit endorsement, and we recognise that different people will find difference types of support helpful. We try …

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Anterior Cingulotomy for OCD

Anterior Cingulotomy (ACING) for OCD Introduction This page provides an overview of Anterior Cingulotomy for OCD. It shares content with the 'Anterior Cingulotomy for depression' pages but provides specific information on outcomes for depression. Some of the text comes from our patient information leaflets on Cingulotomy. Description of Anterior Cingulotomy Anterior Cingulotomy (ACING) was initially …

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Treatment algorithms and guidelines

Treatment algorithms In order to support and guide the treatment of depression and OCD we have developed evidence-based algorithms for treating these disorders. We have also written more detailed guidance on treating OCD which may be helpful for clinicians. You can download these documents (in PDF format) below. Our treatment algorithms are framed within recognisable …

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Inference-Based Therapy (IBT)

An introduction to Inference-Based Therapy (IBT) Introduction Behavioural treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is traditionally based on an Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) model; an approach which is evidence-based but often under-used. Since high levels of distress can be experienced during treatment it can be difficult for the patient to fully engage and, in …

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Intensive OCD treatment

Intensive treatment for OCD The following is a brief description of intensive exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment for OCD. It covers descriptions of the model and also inclusion/ exclusion criteria. Introduction Intensive OCD treatment in the AIS Prior to 2013, a small number of Scottish patients with difficult-to-treat OCD had to travel to specialist …

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder We offer a range of interventions for OCD, including: Specialist assessment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCARD), including complex diagnostic assessment of OCD in combination with other disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Supporting local teams in Scotland to deliver exposure-and-response prevention (ERP). Intensive (including inpatient) treatment. Online treatment. Psychiatric neurosurgery (anterior …

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