Obsessive-compulsive and spectrum disorders

Overview and quality of life issues

Eric Hollander, Jee H. Kwon, Dan J. Stein, James Broatch, Clayton T. Rowland, Carol A. Himelein

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Abstract

Although obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is among the most common of all psychiatric disorders, the diagnosis is frequently overlooked unless specific screening questions are asked by the treating physician. The obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors that primarily characterize OCD can be found in other obsessive-compulsive 'spectrum' disorders as well. These disorders affect a sizable percentage of the U.S. population and have thus become an increasing public health problem. Preliminary results from our comprehensive survey of OCD sufferers found significant impairments in quality of life and substantial costs associated with the morbidity and treatment of OCD. This is of particular interest to the primary care practitioner since these patients often present initially to primary care physicians, and early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can substantially improve outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume57
Issue numberSUPPL. 8
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Quality of Life
Compulsive Behavior
Obsessive Behavior
Primary Care Physicians
Mental Disorders
Early Diagnosis
Primary Health Care
Public Health
Morbidity
Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics
Population

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Hollander, E., Kwon, J. H., Stein, D. J., Broatch, J., Rowland, C. T., & Himelein, C. A. (1996). Obsessive-compulsive and spectrum disorders: Overview and quality of life issues. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 57(SUPPL. 8), 3-6.

Obsessive-compulsive and spectrum disorders : Overview and quality of life issues. / Hollander, Eric; Kwon, Jee H.; Stein, Dan J.; Broatch, James; Rowland, Clayton T.; Himelein, Carol A.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 57, No. SUPPL. 8, 1996, p. 3-6.

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Hollander, E, Kwon, JH, Stein, DJ, Broatch, J, Rowland, CT & Himelein, CA 1996, 'Obsessive-compulsive and spectrum disorders: Overview and quality of life issues', Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 57, no. SUPPL. 8, pp. 3-6.
Hollander E, Kwon JH, Stein DJ, Broatch J, Rowland CT, Himelein CA. Obsessive-compulsive and spectrum disorders: Overview and quality of life issues. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1996;57(SUPPL. 8):3-6.
Hollander, Eric ; Kwon, Jee H. ; Stein, Dan J. ; Broatch, James ; Rowland, Clayton T. ; Himelein, Carol A. / Obsessive-compulsive and spectrum disorders : Overview and quality of life issues. In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1996 ; Vol. 57, No. SUPPL. 8. pp. 3-6.
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