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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Defining the Phenotype

Gerald Nestadt, MBBCh, MPH; Jack F. Samuels, PhD; Mark A. Riddle, MD; O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD; Kung-Yee Liang, PhD; Marco A. Grados, MD, MS; and Bernadette Cullen, MBBCh

Published: June 1, 2002

Article Abstract

Characterizing the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) phenotype is important for treatment andetiologic studies. This article describes a family-study approach for identifying the spectrum of conditionsrelated to OCD and subtyping OCD cases into homogeneous subtypes.

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