Comorbidity in obsessive-compulsive disorder: focus on depression

A. Milanfranchi, D. Marazziti, C. Pfanner, S. Presta, P. Lensi, S. Ravagli, GB B. Cassano

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The authors investigated the comorbidity between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other psychiatric disorders in a group of 154 outpatients. The influence of an associate major depressive disorder (MDD) on the outcome of treatment with clomipramine was examined in a subgroup of 52 patients. The results showed that MDD was the most frequent disorder associated with OCD (almost 20% of the patients), followed by generalized anxiety and panic disorder. The co-presence of depression delayed the effect of clomipramine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • clomipramine
  • comorbidity
  • depression
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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