Cross-Cultural Studies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  title={Cross-Cultural Studies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder},
  author={Dan J Stein and Judith L. Rapoport},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  pages={42 - 46}
Abstract Despite increased attention to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in recent years, relatively little work has focused on cross-cultural issues. This paper reports on current thinking in this area, and considers ways of advancing the field. An important theoretical distinction in medical anthropology is that between “disease” and “illness.” This distinction was employed to help review past cross-cultural studies of OCD and to consider further questions for empirical research. Several… 

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