myMCT OCD Manual (English)
The myMCT manual and worksheets are now available for download (3rd edition).
A preliminary version of the concept was successfully tested in a recent research trial with 86 OCD patients: The myMCT had a positive and significant impact on obessions and depression relative to the control condition. If you are interested in the results, you can download the corresponding scientific article below. These pilot findings were replicated in two more rigorous clinical trials (Hauschildt et al., 2016; Moritz et al., 2016); myMCT led to a significant decline of obsessive symptoms and also improved knowledge on cognitive biases in the disorder.
We have recently adapted an intervention called "doubt therapy" by Dr. Kieron O'Connor for self-help. Our controlled study (doubt therapy versus wait-list control) showed significant positive effect of doubt therapy on obsessions in the course of four weeks. Here you can download the concept.
Article and concept
Moritz, S., Jelinek, L., Hauschildt, M. & Naber, D. (2010). How to treat the untreated: effectiveness of a self-help metacognitive training program (myMCT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 12, 209-220.
Hauschildt, M., Schröder & Moritz, S. (2016). Randomized-controlled trial on a novel (meta)cognitive self-help approach for obsessive-compulsive disorder (“myMCT”). Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 10, 26-34.
Moritz, S., Stepulovs, O., Schröder, J., Hottenrott, B., Meyer, B. & Hauschildt, M. (2016). Is the whole less than the sum of its parts? Full versus individually adapted metacognitive self-help for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 9, 107-115.
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In view of the troubling situation in the overall health (and self-help) system, it is our goal to provide our programs - such as myMCT or association splitting to people with psychological problems at no or to the lowest possible costs. Moreover, it is our explicit goal to evaluate and further improve myMCT by continuing scientific research. However, research is not only time-consuming, it also requires vast financial resources. If you would like to support myMCT, we would be very grateful for donations. Clearly, we will help you with any questions, whether or not you make a donation. No one should feel morally obligated to make a contribution. Grants of any kind and amount are heartily welcome.
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