Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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OCD may hinder performance, success in school

November 15, 2017

Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder performed poorer in school and were less likely to finish upper secondary education, start or finish a university degree and finish a postgraduate degree, particularly if they were diagnosed before age 18 years.

“One-third of patients with OCD develop the disorder before age 15 years, and about 50% report onset in childhood and adolescence. Clinical experience suggests that OCD might be negatively associated with the person’s education, not only in childhood and adolescence, but also in early adulthood. However, this topic has rarely been empirically investigated,” Ana Pérez-Vigil, MD, of Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and colleagues wrote.

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Navigating treatment options for pediatric OCD

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Outcomes with Neuromodulation in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, June 2015, Volume 45 Issue 6
Neuromodulation is a new approach for mental disorders resistant to usual treatment that is network pathway-oriented…
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

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