Quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder

D. J. Stein, A. Allen, J. Bobes, J. L. Eisen, M. L. Figuera, Y. Iikura, L. M. Koran, E. Hollander

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Abstract

The construct of quality of life (QOL), which has both subjective and objective components, has gained increasing importance in psychiatric research for several important reasons, not the least being the current importance of pharmacoeconomic issues. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been suggested to be the world's 10th most disabling disorder, and pharmacoeconomic studies have indicated that its cost to the world economy runs into the billions of dollars. The use of QOL scales derived from general medicine and other areas of psychiatry has demonstrated the enormous negative impact of OCD on several domains, including occupational function, social function, and family function. Further work to ascertain the extent of changes in QOL during treatment of OCD is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalCNS spectrums
Volume5
Issue number6 SUPPL. 4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Stein, D. J., Allen, A., Bobes, J., Eisen, J. L., Figuera, M. L., Iikura, Y., Koran, L. M., & Hollander, E. (2000). Quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder. CNS spectrums, 5(6 SUPPL. 4), 37-39. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1092852900025025