How videos of fake faeces can help patients with OCD
Peanut butter, toilet paper, soap and a smartphone — it’s an atypical list for an e-health intervention.
But combined they’ve proved surprisingly effective for patients with OCD-like symptoms, a study in Nature Scientific Reports suggests.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of California came up with the idea of videoing the patients reacting to touching a ‘contaminated’ object.
In one case, the patients were asked to touch