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Coexisting obsessive compulsive disorder and alcoholism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2784431     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty patients with the diagnosis of alcohol dependence or abuse who were admitted to a university-based alcohol rehabilitation program were screened for obsessions and compulsions. Six percent (3) of the patients met DSM-III-R criteria for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which is three times the lifetime prevalence for OCD found in the general population. The diagnosis of OCD is easily overlooked, so screening questions should be asked of all alcoholics during the routine clinical interview. Identifying those patients with dual diagnoses is important because treatment of the underlying OCD should improve overall clinical outcome.
J L Eisen; S A Rasmussen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-21     Completed Date:  1989-04-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications*,  diagnosis,  rehabilitation
Cross-Sectional Studies
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / complications*,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Personality Inventory
Prospective Studies
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
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