Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders: a critical review of the new diagnostic class.

  title={Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders: a critical review of the new diagnostic class.},
  author={Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Ryan J. Jacoby},
  journal={Annual review of clinical psychology},
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders includes a new class of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs) that includes obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and a handful of other putatively related conditions. Although this new category promises to raise awareness of underrecognized and understudied problems, its empirical validity and practical utility are questionable. This article reviews the phenomenology of OCD and then presents a critical… 

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