What's the evidence base to support treatment
ERP is undoubtedly more 'established' but IBT is developing an evidence base to support its use. We have compared the number of RCTs (randomised controlled trials) involving both treatments, and this is summarised in the table below.
|Total no. of RCTs||42||3|
|Total patients (N)||2,226||189|
|Type of control group (active vs inactive)||36:6||2:1|
|Baseline Y-BOCS score (Mean ± SD)||
24.5 ± 4.5
|22.3 ± 5.2|
We have presented two posters at conferences about the use of IBT to treat OCD. These are shown below. Click on the image to download the poster as PDF.