Academic Highlights: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies for Optimal Treatment
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69:1647-1657
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Although the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders,
Fourth Edition, Text Revision, (DSMIV-
TR),1 states that a diagnosis of
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
requires that patients have obsessions
or compulsions, patients usually
experience both obsessions and
compulsions, explained Jonathan S.
Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP. In his presentation,
Dr. Abramowitz described
the symptoms, dimensions, etiology,
psychological theories, and psychosocial
treatment of OCD.
Obsessions are unwanted persistent
thoughts, impulses, or images that are
experienced as intrusive, inappropriate,
and distressing; they are anxietyprovoking,
but not simply excessive
worries about real-life problems.