Treatment seeking for obsessive-compulsive disorder: role of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses.

@article{Mayerovitch2003TreatmentSF,
  title={Treatment seeking for obsessive-compulsive disorder: role of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses.},
  author={Jamie I Mayerovitch and Guillaume Galbaud du Fort and Ritsuko Kakuma and Roger C. Bland and Stephen T. Newman and Gilbert Pinard},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          162-8
        }
}
Previous research has indicated that individuals afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have a very low rate of seeking help from mental health professionals. From standardized psychiatric interviews of 7,214 residents of Edmonton, Canada, we identified 172 subjects with a lifetime diagnosis of OCD; 63 (36.6%) had consulted a doctor about their symptoms. Total number of OCD symptoms (odds ratio [OR] = 2.23) and severe obsessions of violence and other unpleasant thoughts (OR = 2.52… CONTINUE READING
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