Cigarette smoking in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder: A report from the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS)

Bernardo Dell'Osso, Humberto Nicolini, Nuria Lanzagorta, Beatrice Benatti, Gregorio Spagnolin, M. Carlotta Palazzo, Donatella Marazziti, Eric Hollander, Naomi Fineberg, Dan J. Stein, Stefano Pallanti, Michael Van Ameringen, Christine Lochner, Georgi Hranov, Oguz Karamustafalioglu, Luchezar Hranov, Joseph Zohar, Damiaan Denys, A. Carlo Altamura, Jose M. Menchon

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Abstract

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) showed a lower prevalence of cigarette smoking compared to other psychiatric disorders in previous and recent reports. We assessed the prevalence and clinical correlates of the phenomenon in an international sample of 504 OCD patients recruited through the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS) network. Cigarette smoking showed a cross-sectional prevalence of 24.4% in the sample, with significant differences across countries. Females were more represented among smoking patients (16% vs 7%; p<.001). Patients with comorbid Tourette's syndrome (p<.05) and tic disorder (p<.05) were also more represented among smoking subjects. Former smokers reported a higher number of suicide attempts (p<.05). We found a lower cross-sectional prevalence of smoking among OCD patients compared to findings from previous studies in patients with other psychiatric disorders but higher compared to previous and more recent OCD studies. Geographic differences were found and smoking was more common in females and comorbid Tourette's syndrome/tic disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalCNS spectrums
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 26 2014

Keywords

  • Cigarette smoking
  • comorbidity
  • gender
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Dell'Osso, B., Nicolini, H., Lanzagorta, N., Benatti, B., Spagnolin, G., Palazzo, M. C., Marazziti, D., Hollander, E., Fineberg, N., Stein, D. J., Pallanti, S., Van Ameringen, M., Lochner, C., Hranov, G., Karamustafalioglu, O., Hranov, L., Zohar, J., Denys, D., Altamura, A. C., & Menchon, J. M. (2014). Cigarette smoking in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder: A report from the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS). CNS spectrums, 20(5), 469-473. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1092852915000565