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Title: Comorbid major depression in obsessive-compulsive disorder patients
Authors: Quarantini, Lucas C.
Torres, Albina Rodrigues
Sampaio, Aline S.
Fossaluza, Victor
Mathis, Maria Alice de
Rosario, Maria Conceicao do [UNIFESP]
Fontenelle, Leonardo F.
Ferrao, Ygor A.
Cordioli, Aristides Volpato
Petribu, Katia
Hounie, Ana G.
Miguel, Euripedes C.
Shavitt, Roseli G.
Koenen, Karestan C.
Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
Harvard Univ
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Ctr Univ Metodista IPA
Univ Fed Rio Grande Sul UFRGS
Univ Pernambuco UPE
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2011
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Comprehensive Psychiatry. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc, v. 52, n. 4, p. 386-393, 2011.
Abstract: Although major depressive disorder (MDD) has been consistently considered the most frequent complication of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), little is known about the clinical characteristics of patients with both disorders. This study assessed 815 Brazilian OCD patients using a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Clinical and demographic variables, including OCD symptom dimensions, were compared among OCD patients with and without MDD. Our findings showed that prevalence rates of current MDD (32%) and lifetime MDD (67.5%) were similar for both sexes in this study. in addition, patients with comorbid MDD had higher severity scores of OCD symptoms. There was no preferential association of MDD with any particular OCD symptom dimension. This study supports the notion that depressed OCD patients present more severe general psychopathology. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0010-440X
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