Obsessive-compulsive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia: associations with coping preference and hope.

@article{Lysaker2006ObsessivecompulsiveAN,
  title={Obsessive-compulsive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia: associations with coping preference and hope.},
  author={Paul Henry Lysaker and Kriscinda A. Whitney and Louanne Whitman Davis},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2006},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={253-9}
}
Although agreement exists regarding the high occurrence of obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms in schizophrenia, it is less clear how OC symptoms are related to the traditional symptoms of schizophrenia and co-occurring deficits. One possibility is that there may be two distinct groups of persons with schizophrenia who experience OC symptoms: one group with poor and another with relatively good function. In the present study, the relationships between OC symptoms, coping, and hope were examined… CONTINUE READING