Maria Conceição do Rosário-Campos

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BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (OCSDs) are more frequent in patients with active or prior rheumatic fever (RF), suggesting that OCSD and RF may share underlying etiologic mechanisms. Our objective was to estimate the frequency of OCSD in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of RF patients and controls to determine whether there is a familial(More)
Results from family studies have suggested that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder and have emphasized the importance of identifying valid subgroups of patients. The current study focused on early-onset OCD probands and examined the recurrence risks of OCD and tics among first-degree family members. One hundred six(More)
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