Multiple symptoms and common co-morbidities in OCDs: Study
a year ago
- Psychiatrists note need for suspicion to detect co-morbidities when assessing patients with OCDs
- Akhtar, N.N. Wig, V.K. Varma, D. Pershad, and S.K. Verma’s “A phenomenological analysis of symptoms in obsessive compulsive neurosis” identified and demonstrated six forms of obsessions – obsessive doubt, obsessive thinking/thoughts/ruminations, obsessive impulses, obsessive fears/phobias, obsessive images, and miscellaneous forms; two categories of compulsions – yielding compulsions and controlling compulsions; and six broad varieties of thought content – dirt and contamination, aggression, inanimate impersonal, sexual, religious, and miscellaneous forms. Further, M.L. Berthier, J. Kulisevsky, A. Gironell, and J.A. Heras’ “OCDs associated with brain lesions: Clinical phenomenology, cognitive function, and anatomic correlates” showed that the phenomenology of obsessive compulsive symptoms secondary to brain pathology is similar to that of the commoner idiopathic (unknown cause) illness.