By Ross G. Menzies, Padmal de Silva

Obsessive Compulsive problems (OCDs) contain recurring, repetitive behaviours that may be weird and wonderful, disruptive and finally disabling. they could damage lives and relationships and are essentially the most universal of the emotional problems. The final 5 years have noticeable major advances within the nation of information of all features of OCD and this quantity brings jointly some of the known leaders within the box to supply a state of the art account of concept, evaluate and perform in therapy. A accomplished textual content for trainees and practitioners. ? provides present theories in addition to therapy, focusing in most cases on Cognitive remedy tools of therapy ? Covers the review, nature and remedy of quite a lot of sub-types of OCD ? Written by means of a global crew of specialists a part of the popular Wiley sequence in scientific Psychology

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The results from the ECA study in the USA were supported. Bland et al. 0%, consistent with the findings from the ECA survey. Given that these findings represent a major change in the estimated prevalence of OCD, it is important to ascertain whether they are replicable, particularly across cultural boundaries. , 1994) assessed and compared the prevalence of OCD in six countries: Canada, Germany, Korea, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Taiwan. Results revealed comparable prevalence rates of OCD as those from the ECA study in the USA.

Indeed, Enright & Beech (1997) have concluded that, although such a comorbidity is infrequent, this dual diagnosis is a powerful predictor of poor prognosis. A number of studies have been conducted in order to investigate the proposition that some of the processes that underlie schizophrenia may also be evident in OCD. Enright & Beech (1990) demonstrated that OCD subjects exhibit significantly greater schizophrenic-like (schizotypal) features than subjects with other anxiety disorders (see also Chapter 12).

1998). The excessive fear of gaining weight and the preoccupation with food and weight are obsessional and compulsive features that are reminiscent of those displayed in OCD. , 1998). However, many authors argue that the eating disorders may be distinguished from OCD on a conceptual level. e. , 1994). OCD AND DEPRESSION There is no doubt that there is an overlap between OCD and depressive rumination (Rachman & Hodgson, 1980). g. sleep disturbance, anxiety and guilt (Edelmann, 1992). , 1997). As a result, the high co-morbidity of OCD with depression often renders differential diagnosis difficult.

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