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Title: Case Series: Sensory Intolerance as a Primary Symptom of Pediatric OCD
Authors: Hazen, Eric P.
Reichert, Elizabeth L.
Piacentini, John C.
Miguel, Euripedes Constantino
Rosario-Campos, Maria Conceicao do [UNIFESP]
Pauls, David
Geller, Daniel A.
Massachusetts Gen Hosp
Univ Calif Los Angeles
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Sensory Phenomena
Children
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Citation: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. New York: Informa Healthcare, v. 20, n. 4, p. 199-203, 2008.
Abstract: Introduction. Marked intolerance or intrusive re-experiencing of ordinary sensory stimuli that in turn drive functionally impairing compulsive behaviors are occasionally seen in voting children with OCD.Methods. We describe a number of children with DSM-IV OCD ascertained from of family genetic study of pediatric OCD, whose intolerance: of ordinary sensory stimuli created significant subjective distress and time-consuming ritualistic behavior that was clinically impairing.Results. in each case these sensory symptoms were the primary presenting symptoms and were experienced in the absence of intrusive thoughts, images, or ideas associated with conventional OCD symptoms.Conclusions. These symptoms suggest abnormalities in sensory processing and integration in at least a subset of OCD patients. Recognition of these sensory symptoms and sensory-driven behaviors as part of the broad phenotypic Variation in children with OCD could help clinicians more easily identify OCD patients and,facilitate treatment.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31051
ISSN: 1040-1237
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10401230802437365
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