Should OCD be classified as an anxiety disorder in DSM‐V?

  title={Should OCD be classified as an anxiety disorder in DSM‐V?},
  author={Dan J Stein and Naomi Anne Fineberg and O. Joseph Bienvenu and Damiaan A.J.P. Denys and C. Lochner and Gerald Nestadt and James Frederick Leckman and Scott L. Rauch and Katharine A. Phillips},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
In DSM‐III, DSM‐III‐R, and DSM‐IV, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) was classified as an anxiety disorder. In ICD‐10, OCD is classified separately from the anxiety disorders, although within the same larger category as anxiety disorders (as one of the “neurotic, stress‐related, and somatoform disorders”). Ongoing advances in our understanding of OCD and other anxiety disorders have raised the question of whether OCD should continue to be classified with the anxiety disorders in DSM‐V. This… 

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