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Differences in Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Obsessive Beliefs: A Comparison between African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, and European Americans.
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PMID:  23134374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Clinical research has increasingly considered ethnic group differences in the expression of anxiety disorders, but to date few investigations have focused specifically on the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We examined group differences in OC symptoms, related cognitions ("obsessive beliefs"), and their associations. The sample included European American (N = 1199), African American (N = 215), Asian American (N = 116), and Latino American (N = 72) participants. African American and Asian American participants reported more contamination-related OC symptoms than did European Americans. Asian Americans also reported elevated levels of obsessive beliefs. Moreover, group membership moderated the relationship between obsessive beliefs and certain dimensions of OC symptoms. These findings suggest group differences in the experience of OC symptoms and related cognitions, and that the cognitive-behavioral model of some OC symptoms could be refined and tailored for groups underrepresented in OCD research to date.
Michael G Wheaton; Noah C Berman; Laura E Fabricant; Jonathan S Abramowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive behaviour therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2316     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Behav Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101143317     Medline TA:  Cogn Behav Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a UNC-Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , NC , USA.
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