Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

The Effectiveness of Acceptance Commitment Therapy on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Authors
Meiling He1, , Pucong Liao2, , Hui Pan3, *,
1Dyson College of Arts and Science, Pace University, New York, New York, United States
2Harpur College of Arts and Science, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, United States
3College of Liberal Art and Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Those authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: hui.pan@ufl.edu
Corresponding Author
Hui Pan
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.077How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Acceptance and commitment therapy; systematic review; meta-analysis
Abstract

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been found promising in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, there is a scarcity of systematic reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of ACT and its duration of effect. This study aims to make a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of ACT on OCD as well as offer further insight into its clinical usage.Records about ACT on OCD were extracted from PubMed, PsycINFO, and Medline. Meta-analysis was conducted to explore the effect on the ACT in post-treatment and follow-up studies, and subgroup analysis was further adopted to measure the influences of specific variables (age, control type, and research design). A total of seven studies were included with 395 participants indicated that ACT, in treating OCD, shows significantly higher effectiveness than other types of treatments (g = 0.63, t = −2.69, p ≤ 0.05) at a post-treatment stage, while its effect dims in follow-up studies (g = −0.76, t = −2.45, p = 0.058). No significant results were found in subgroup analysis. Compared to SSRIs intervention, group ACT was found more effective (g = −1.06, 95% CI: −1.52 to −.59). Also, group ACT was found more effective than individual treatments (g = −.60, 95% CI: −.97 −.23). In conclusion, compared to other types of intervention, acceptance commitment therapy is effective in treating OCD in the short term, but further research is needed to prove its long-term benefit.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.077How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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