Obsessive-compulsive (OCD) and delusional disorders (DD) have been recognised with increased frequency in recent years, and the propensity of some OCD subjects to become deluded has become a focus of interest. This study reports illness-specific demography along with measures of symptom severity and tests to assess schizotypal ideation, dysfunctional attitudes, attributional and attention bias in 30 patients with OCD, 29 with DD, 16 with OCD with delusions (OC-DD) and a 30-subject control group (CG). Obsessional features appeared before delusions in the OC-DD group, suggesting that OCD was the primary pathology. Delusions were more likely in subjects obsessional about one rather than multiple themes. There was some support for proposals that depression and schizotypy may bring out delusions in OCD and some evidence for the utility of categorising OCD according to the number of obsessions a subject has.
© 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
David Healy, MD, FRCPsych
North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine
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Number of Print Pages : 7
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 27
Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive Psychopathology Phenomenology and Clinical Diagnositcs)
Founded 1897 as ‘Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie’
Vol. 33, No. 2, Year 2000 (Cover Date: March-April 2000)
Journal Editor: E. Gabriel, Vienna; C. Mundt, Heidelberg
ISSN: 0254–4962 (print), 1423–033X (Online)
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Published online: 3/1/2000
Issue release date: March–April 2000
Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 3
ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)
For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP
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