Case examples that use smartphone application Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach to enhance the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The study involved a description of treatment, patient use of the application, objective assessment of clinical symptoms, and a qualitative interview with families. The authors reported the application encouraged the families to complete exposures between sessions and allowed a detailed examination of the patients’ engagement in homework assignments. Potential uses of smartphone applications to address challenges facing treatment of, and research on, OCD are discussed.
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Whiteside, Stephen P.H., Ale, Chelsea M., Douglas, Kristin Vickers, Tiede, Michael S., and Dammann, Julie E. (2014). Case Examples of Enhancing Pediatric OCD Treatment With a Smartphone Application. Clinical Case Studies, 13, 80-94.