The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
Guilford Publications, Inc.
This study investigated the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on death anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with eight adult females in Iran. The ACT protocol was conducted in 8 weekly solo sessions (45 minutes each). The results were analyzed by visual analysis method and improvement percentage. ACT resulted in decreases in death anxiety (60-80%) and obsessive-compulsive symptoms (51-60%), thereby indicating promise for ACT as a treatment for OCD and death anxiety.
Davazdahemami, M.H., Bayrami, A., Petersen, J.M., Twohig, M.P., Bakhtiyari, M., Noori, M., & Kheradmand, A. (In Press). Preliminary evidence of acceptance and commitment therapy for death anxiety in Iranian clients diagnosed with OCD. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.