The relationship of obsessive-compulsive disorder to possible spectrum disorders: results from a family study.

@article{Bienvenu2000TheRO,
  title={The relationship of obsessive-compulsive disorder to possible spectrum disorders: results from a family study.},
  author={O Joseph Bienvenu and Jack F. Samuels and Mark A. Riddle and Rudolf Hoehn-Saric and K Y Liang and Bernadette A M Cullen and Marco A Grados and Gerald Nestadt},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={287-93}
}
BACKGROUND The familial relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and "obsessive-compulsive spectrum" disorders is unclear. This study investigates the relationship of OCD to somatoform disorders (body dysmorphic disorder [BDD] and hypochondriasis), eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa), pathologic "grooming" conditions (e.g., nail biting, skin picking, trichotillomania), and other impulse control disorders (e.g., kleptomania, pathologic gambling… CONTINUE READING
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