TITLE

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Tools for recognizing its many expressions

AUTHOR(S)
Merlo, Lisa J.; Storch, Eric A.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Mar2006, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses on ways in detecting obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children. OCD is an anxiety or mental disturbance that starts in childhood characterized by repeated thoughts and impulses, obsession, and compulsion. When a patient shows intrusive thoughts, diagnosis on OCD such as diagnostic interviews, measures from self, parent, or teacher reports, and clinician-administrative measures should be done. Diagnosis interviews assess anxiety disorder up to the extent of psychiatric disorder. Reports from one's self or parents through questionnaires is of most use since these can be completed instantly without assistance. Clinician-administered measures are done through rating the level of impairment and distress of a patient as compared with other patients.
ACCESSION #
20093350

 

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