Patients with severe physical illnesses, other psychiatric illnesses, current, past or family history of obsessive
compulsive disorder and drug abuse were excluded.
Subclinical OCD (SOCD) is characterized by obsessive
or compulsive symptoms or both.
intrusive thoughts in non-clinical subjects.
The participants completed sleep diaries and daily ratings of perceived degree of control over obsessive
thoughts and ritualised behaviours.
In the present study, the Yale-Brown Obsessive
Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) was used to assess the severity of obsessive
-compulsive symptoms of the patients.
I'm a very obsessive
person, which I need to work on, but also it helps in my position to be a little obsessive
because then I can really get things done and make sure it's perfect the way I want things to look or the video," she says.
5,6,11) Atypical obsessive
compulsives have poor prognosis.
Similar to Freud's conceptualisation of obsessive
neurosis (1896), the warded-off impulses typically derail the flight to a 'model world' (p.
Poor insight has been reported in 15% to 36% of OCD patients (58,61,62,63) and is associated with early onset and long duration of illness, low response to treatment, more severe symptoms, a higher frequency of obsessive
and compulsive hoarding, high level comorbidity of mental disorders such as depression, and generalized anxiety disorder (60,64,65,66,67).
Our results suggest that there is a relation between childhood traumas and obsessive
-compulsive symptoms, or that dissociative symptoms are more associated with anxiety than obsessive
symptoms, which prevents the increase of obsessive
Grounded in self-determination theory, obsessive
passion for an activity has been associated with increased risky behaviour and rigid persistence, both symptomatic of dependence.
This article is extracted from my thesis under the title of "Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy in reducing the severity of symptoms, and improvement in functiona of patients with obsessive
compulsive disorder religiosity self- esteem guilt
I'm becoming very obsessive
about cleanliness and I spend hours every night cleaning up and putting everything in order.
An algorithm for the pharmacologic treatment of obsessive
compulsive disorder Psychopharmacology Bulletin 1996;31:487-490.