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Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents. A 6-22 year follow-up study of social outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7796249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-eight adult males and 19 females with childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were followed-up in young adulthood, six to 22 years after their first referral, and their social outcome was described. The overall, social outcome was illustrated with The Global Assessment Scale (GAS). Ten patients (21.2%) had a poor outcome with GAS-scores under 50; 19 patients (40.4%) had a GAS-score between 50 and 70; and 18 (38.3%) of the patients had a good prognosis with GAS-scores over 70. Childhood OCD-patients were more socially isolated in adulthood than a non-OCD psychiatric comparison group and an age and sex standardised group from the normal population: more still lived with their parents, and fewer had partnerships. Seventeen percent had been granted disability pension, which was significantly different from the normal population, but not from that of the psychiatric comparison group. Age of onset of OCD, social background factors, and symptomatology in childhood did not seem to predict the social outcome. OCD at follow-up was strongly associated with a poor outcome.
P H Thomsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European child & adolescent psychiatry     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1018-8827     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-03     Completed Date:  1995-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212296     Medline TA:  Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children Psychiatric Hospital, Risskov, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living / psychology
Educational Status
Employment / psychology
Follow-Up Studies
Gender Identity
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis*,  psychology,  therapy
Patient Admission
Personality Assessment
Quality of Life
Social Adjustment*
Treatment Outcome

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