Is There an Obsessive Psychosis? Aetiological and Prognostic Factors of an Atypical Form of Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis *

@article{Solyom1985IsTA,
  title={Is There an Obsessive Psychosis? Aetiological and Prognostic Factors of an Atypical Form of Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis *},
  author={Leslie Solyom and V F DiNicola and M. Phil. and Debbie Sookman and Daniel J. Luchins},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1985},
  volume={30},
  pages={372 - 380}
}
The study explores whether an atypical form of obsessional illness can be delineated and separated from the conventional form of obsessive-compulsive neurosis (OCN). From a group of 45 obsessive patients, 8 were selected on the basis of 3 criteria: (a) presence of a severely debilitating main obsessive symptom; (b) bordering on the delusional; (c) no schizophrenic symptoms. Assessment and outcome measures included the Psychiatric Questionnaire, the Leyton Obsessional Inventory, Fear Survey… 

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