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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues

Stein, Dan J. and Denys, Damiaan and Gloster, Andrew T. and Hollander, Eric and Leckman, James F. and Rauch, Scott L. and Phillips, Katharine A.. (2009) Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 32 (3). pp. 665-685.

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Abstract

This article reviews current issues in the diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The introduction of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and of cognitive-behavioral therapy were significant advances for treating OCD. Nevertheless, there is a need to improve awareness of OCD and its management, and to develop novel approaches to treatment-refractory patients. Although the diagnostic criteria for OCD have remained unchanged for some time, there are several areas where potential modification may be useful. There is a growing evidence base on OCD symptom dimensions and subtyping, and it is timely to consider incorporating some of these emerging data into diagnostic classification systems.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Clinical Psychology and Intervention Science (Gloster)
UniBasel Contributors:Gloster, Andrew
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0193-953X
e-ISSN:1558-3147
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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