The epidemiology and differential diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder.

@article{Rasmussen1992TheEA,
  title={The epidemiology and differential diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder.},
  author={Steven A. Rasmussen and Jane L. Eisen},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={53 Suppl},
  pages={4-10}
}
Obsessive compulsive disorder is now recognized as a common psychiatric disorder. The lifetime prevalence of 2% to 3% found in the United States has also been found in epidemiologic studies in several other countries with diverse cultures. This disorder has previously been underestimated due to a number of factors that include patients' reluctance to spontaneously admit to obsessions and compulsions and the omission of screening questions about obsessive compulsive disorder on routine mental… CONTINUE READING