Obsessions and compulsions in the community: prevalence, interference, help-seeking, developmental stability, and co-occurring psychiatric conditions.

@article{Fullana2009ObsessionsAC,
  title={Obsessions and compulsions in the community: prevalence, interference, help-seeking, developmental stability, and co-occurring psychiatric conditions.},
  author={Miguel Angel Fullana and D Mataix-Cols and Avshalom Caspi and Honalee Harrington and Jessica R. Grisham and Terrie E Moffitt and Richie G. Poulton},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={329-36}
}
OBJECTIVE It is unclear how many people in the community have obsessions and compulsions and associated levels of interference. It is also unknown what variables predict help-seeking for these symptoms, whether they are developmentally stable, and whether they increase the risk of mental disorders. METHOD The authors analyzed data from the prospective longitudinal Dunedin study of an unselected birth cohort. The presence of obsessions and compulsions and mental disorders was assessed using… CONTINUE READING
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