Epidemiologia e aspectos transculturais do transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo

Epidemiologia e aspectos transculturais do transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo

Author Porto, Jose Alberto Del Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Epidemiological and phenomenological data are convergent and emphasize the similarities of obsessive-compulsive features among different cultures and geographic regions (North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia). In the studies reviewed, obsessions and compulsions show to be very similar in their variety and content, regardless sociocultural differences and historical backgrounds. The influence of the culture was observed only circumstantially , for example, when shaping religious and sexual contents. The phenomenological homogeneity of obsessive-compulsive disorder, as a transhistorical and transcultural syndrome, suggests the existence of a setting of nuclear symptoms relatively independent of geographic, ethnic and cultural differences. The importance of biologic evolutionary and ethological studies is emphasized.
Keywords Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Culture
Epidemiology
Language Portuguese
Date 2001-10-01
Published in Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria. Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria - ABP, v. 23, p. 3-5, 2001.
ISSN 1516-4446 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria - ABP
Extent 3-5
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-44462001000600002
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1516-44462001000600002 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/1251

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