Family accommodation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Despite the importance of the family in the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), relatively little empirical attention has been directed to family accommodation of symptoms. This study examined the relations among family accommodation, OCD symptom severity, functional impairment, and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems in a sample of 57 clinic-referred youth 7 to 17 years old (M = 12.99 +/- 2.54) with OCD. Family accommodation was a frequent event across families. Family accommodation was positively related to symptom severity, parent-rated functional impairment (but not child-rated impairment), and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems. Family accommodation mediated the relation between symptom severity and parent-rated functional impairment.

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@article{Storch2007FamilyAI, title={Family accommodation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.}, author={Eric A. Storch and Gary R. Geffken and L. Merlo and Marni L. Jacob and Tanya K. Murphy and Wayne K. Goodman and Michael James Larson and Melanie A. Fernandez and Kristen M Grabill}, journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53}, year={2007}, volume={36 2}, pages={207-16} }