New publication out in Behavior Therapy: Metacognition in Children and Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Abstract According to the metacognitive theory, maladaptive metacognition is associated with the development and maintenance of emotional disorders. This study is the first to explore maladaptive metacognition in a sample of children and adolescents (7-17 years) with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the context of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). A total of 114 children and adolescents were included in the study. […]

New publication: Exploring latent clusters in pediatric OCD based on symptoms, severity, age, gender, and comorbidity

Abstract Given diverse symptom expression and high rates of comorbid conditions, the present study explored underlying commonalities among OCD-affected children and adolescents to better conceptualize disorder presentation and associated features. Data from 830 OCD-affected participants presenting to OCD specialty centers was aggregated. Dependent mixture modeling was used to examine latent clusters based on their age- and gender adjusted symptom severity […]

New Publication: Evaluating the Interrater Reliability of the Icelandic Version of K-SADS-PL DSM-5

Abstract The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime version (K-SADS-PL) is a valuable tool for diagnosing mental disorders in children and adolescents. Previous studies have examined its interrater reliability, but there is limited information on individual disorders, on the updated DSM-5 version. This study aims to analyse the interrater reliability of the Icelandic translation of K-SADS-PL, […]

New Publication: Remission and Relapse Across Three Years in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Following Evidence-Based Treatments

Objective To examine relapse rates following remission in a 3-year follow-up study in pediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) treated with cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) in a first step, and either continued CBT or sertraline (randomized selection) in a second step. Method Participants (N = 269) fulfilled DSM-IV OCD criteria with a mean severity on the Children’s Yale–Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) of 24.6 […]