The epidemiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder in an Italian population

P. Ronchi, M. Abbruzzese, S. Erzegovesi, G. Diaferia, G. Sciuto, L. Bellodi

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Abstract

This study presents the clinical and demographic characteristics of a sample of 131 patients, who met DSM III-R criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Our aim was to compare our epidemiological data with non-European research, and to investigate the relationship between OCD symptoms and other clinical features, ie other Axis I concomitant disturbances, personality disorders (Axis II) and family history. Furthermore, we evaluated the age at onset distribution according to sex, family history and presence/absence of a comorbid diagnosis of mood disorder, by means of survival analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • comorbidity
  • epidemiology
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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