Obsessive-compulsive disorder for ICD-11: proposed changes to the diagnostic guidelines and specifiers.

  title={Obsessive-compulsive disorder for ICD-11: proposed changes to the diagnostic guidelines and specifiers.},
  author={H. Blair Simpson and Yemmigannur Chandrashekhar Janardhan Reddy},
  journal={Revista brasileira de psiquiatria},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
Since the approval of the ICD-10 by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990, global research on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has expanded dramatically. This article evaluates what changes may be needed to enhance the scientific validity, clinical utility, and global applicability of OCD diagnostic guidelines in preparation for ICD-11. Existing diagnostic guidelines for OCD were compared. Key issues pertaining to clinical description, differential diagnosis, and specifiers were… CONTINUE READING
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