The most common condition we see in our program is OCD; however, we do see all anxiety and depressive conditions. Typically most patients start to see some changes after 8 to 12 sessions in the program but there are many individuals who have a variety of circumstances in their lives that may complicate treatment and can delay gains. Each individual who enters the program is unique. Experiencing a full benefit from the program often requires individuals to follow their treatment plan and actively collaborate with their primary therapist on progress.
We use a variety of evidence-based measures to identify progress during the course of treatment. The industry standard measure for OCD is called the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS). The graph below illustrates the average scores of a sample of individuals who have completed our program and their symptom scores prior to entering treatment until they have been discharged.
The Y-BOCS scale has a maximum score of 40 (extreme range). The accumulated average score of individuals who enter our program began at 24 (severe range). Prior to discharge patients are given the same scale again to show their progress. The accumulated average score at discharge from the intensive outpatient program for our patient sample falls in the mild symptom range at a score of 13.