Trans-cultural aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder: a description of a Brazilian sample and a systematic review of international clinical studies.

@article{Fontenelle2004TransculturalAO,
  title={Trans-cultural aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder: a description of a Brazilian sample and a systematic review of international clinical studies.},
  author={Leonardo Franklin Fontenelle and Mauro Vitor Mendlowicz and Carla Retroz Marques and M{\'a}rcio C Versiani},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={403-11}
}
Little is known about the extent and the mechanisms through which culture may affect the clinical manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In this study, our objective was to identify culture-related symptomatological patterns in OCD. We described the socio-demographic and phenomenological characteristics of 101 adult patients with OCD seen at an university clinic for anxiety and depressive disorders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and compared them with those reported in 15 clinical… CONTINUE READING
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