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Obsessive compulsive disorder 

Obsessive compulsive disorder
Chapter:
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Author(s):

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234998.003.0020
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date: 23 September 2020

Definitions and epidemiology 298

Aetiology 299

Assessment, differential diagnosis, and co-morbidity 300

Clinical example 302

Management: psychological 303

Management: pharmacological 304

Prognosis, course, and outcome 305

Recommended reading 306

Obsessions are recurrent persistent thoughts, images, or impulses that are distressing, time-consuming, and functionally impairing. Young people recognize these thoughts as their own, and perceive them as unhelpful and at times senseless....

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