Obsessive-compulsive disorder in the elderly: A report from the International College of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS) Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • INTRODUCTION: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a highly disabling condition, with frequent early onset. Adult/adolescent OCD has been extensively investigated, but little is known about prevalence and clinical characterization of geriatric patients with OCD (G-OCD≥65years). The present study aimed to assess prevalence of G-OCD and associated socio-demographic and clinical correlates in a large international sample. METHODS: Data from 416 outpatients, participating in the ICOCS network, were assessed and categorized into 2 groups, age

authors

  • Dell’Osso, B
  • Benatti, B
  • Rodriguez, CI
  • Arici, C
  • Palazzo, C
  • Altamura, AC
  • Hollander, E
  • Fineberg, N
  • Stein, DJ
  • Nicolini, H
  • Lanzagorta, N
  • Marazziti, D
  • Pallanti, S
  • Van Ameringen, Michael
  • Lochner, C
  • Karamustafalioglu, O
  • Hranov, L
  • Figee, M
  • Drummond, L
  • Grant, J
  • Denys, D
  • Cath, D
  • Menchon, JM
  • Zohar, J

publication date

  • September 2017