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Obsessive compulsive disorder and symptoms may have different effects on schizophrenia.
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PMID:  20816715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The aim of this study is to investigate the possible different effects of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) on schizophrenia illness in regard to clinical characteristics such as severity of symptomatology. We included 184 patients with schizophrenia on monotherapy with a stable dose of antipsychotics for at least three months. Severity of clinical symptoms was evaluated by Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. OCS was examined by Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) Checklist. We also assessed OCD by using Y-BOCS. Seventeen percent of the patients were diagnosed with current OCD, while 17.4% of the patients were found to have OCS without OCD. Age of onset for OCD group was earlier than non-OCS group (p=0.007). The rate of occupation was higher (p=0.001), prevalence of other comorbid psychiatric disorders was lower (p=0.05), number of hospitalization was lower (p=0.03), GAF score was higher (p=0.03) and duration of education was longer (p=0.02) in the OCS group than in the non-OCS group. The rate of occupation was higher (p=0.04) and that rate of comorbid psychiatric disorders was lower (p=0.01) in the OCS group than in the OCD group. We found more OCS in patients using atypical antipsychotics (p=0.03). Our findings suggest that OCD and OCS might have different effects on schizophrenia.
Authors:
Alp Uçok; M Emin Ceylan; Aysu Kıvrak Tihan; Sema Lapçin; Can Ger; Raşit Tükel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1878-4216     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211617     Medline TA:  Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Turkey.
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