Prevalence of psychotic disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Lieuwe de Haan, Christine Dudek-Hodge, Yolanda Verhoeven, Damiaan Denys

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Introduction: The co-occurrence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders has been increasingly recognized. However, the rate of psychosis comorbidity in OCD patients has yet to be systematically evaluated. Methods: The prevalence of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition psychotic disorders was evaluated in 757 subjects consecutively referred to a specialised diagnostic and treatment facility for OCD. Demographic and clinical characteristics were assessed. Results: Thirteen OCD patients (1.7%) also met the DSM-IV criteria for a psychotic disorder. We found no significant differences in clinical characteristic between OCD patients with and without a psychotic disorder, although patients with OCD and a psychotic disorder more likely used illicit substances and more likely were male. Conclusion: Relatively few patients referred to a specialized treatment OCD center suffer from a psychotic disorder
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-417
JournalCNS Spectrums
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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