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SETB. 2009; 43(3): 112-116

Sociodemographic characteristics and comorbidity in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Oğuz Karamustafalıoğlu, Yasemin Cengiz Ceylan, Bahadır Bakım, Sinem Gönenli Toker, Sibel Bozkurt, Burcu Göksan, Özgür Öğütcen, Abdullah Akpınar.

Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the sociodemographic characteristics and axis I comorbidity in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Methods: We evaluated 59 psychiatric outpatients from Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, who diagnosed OCD according to DSM-IV criteria. Comorbid Axis-I diagnoses assessed with SCID-I (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV).

Results: 48 of the patients were female (81,4%) and 11 of them were male (18.6%) and we found higher female/male ratio than literature. Mean age of patients was 37.4±14.3 and mean duration of education was 8.7 years. 52 of patients (%89) had any comorbid disorder and major depression was found to be most frequent comobid diagnosis (39,5%).

Conclusion: Major depression (%57.6), specific phobia (%37) and agarophobia (%22) rates were higher than literature; social anxiety disorder (%22) and panic disorder (%15.3) rates were similar with literature in our study.

Key words: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, sociodemographic characteristics, comorbidity

Article Language: Turkish English

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