A 38 year old man is constantly worried about his house being infected by germs for 3 months and he is seen in the GP surgery. He is worried about his personal safety and has been checking that the doors and windows are locked 20-30 times a day for 8 weeks. He has been washing his hands every time he touches the locks.
Which is the most appropriate initial management?
- Cognitive behaviour therapy
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
D. Cognitive behaviour therapy
NICE Clinical guideline [CG31] Obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder: treatment