Sociodemographic and Clinical Features of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in a Large Sample of Children and Adolescents from Turkey


Kutuk M. O. , Tufan A. E. , ERDEN S., Aksu G. G. , KILIÇASLAN F., Sogut F., ...More

PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, vol.8, no.4, pp.186-195, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/pbs.20181010074112
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-195

Abstract

Objective: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a time-consuming and chronic disorder characterized by obsessions and compulsions that can start before age of eighteen and can be associated with significant impairments in academic, social and family functioning. In this study, our aim was to evaluate sociodemographic characteristics, clinical pictures and comorbid diagnoses of a large sample of children and adolescents who were diagnosed with OCD according to diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV-TR in a child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient clinic of a University Hospital.