Sensory phenomena associated with repetitive behaviors in obsessive-compulsive disorder: an exploratory study of 1001 patients.

@article{Ferro2012SensoryPA,
  title={Sensory phenomena associated with repetitive behaviors in obsessive-compulsive disorder: an exploratory study of 1001 patients.},
  author={Ygor Arzeno Ferr{\~a}o and Roseli Gedanke Shavitt and Helena da Silva Prado and Leonardo Franklin Fontenelle and Dante Marino Malavazzi and Maria Alice de Mathis and Ana Gabriela Hounie and Euripedes Constantino Miguel and Maria Conceiç{\~a}o do Ros{\'a}rio},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2012},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={253-8}
}
A substantial number of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) report compulsions that are preceded not by obsessions but by subjective experiences known as sensory phenomena. This study aimed to investigate the frequency, severity, and age at onset of sensory phenomena in OCD, as well as to compare OCD patients with and without sensory phenomena in terms of clinical characteristics. We assessed 1,001 consecutive OCD patients, using instruments designed to evaluate the frequency… CONTINUE READING
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