DIAGNOSTIEK EN BEHANDELING VAN OBSESSIEVE COMPULSIEVE STOORNIS

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder

A. J L M Van Balkom*, P. Van Oppen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this review diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, assessment and treatments of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are discussed. OCD is diagnosed on the basis of a psychiatric interview. OCD can be reliably diagnosed with ADIS, a structured interview for anxiety disorders. The life-time prevalence rate of this chronic disorder is 2.4%. Research on etiological factors has yielded conflicting findings, but treatment of OCD can be successful with serotonergic antidepressants, behavior and cognitive therapy. The treatment effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy is larger than of antidepressants. The combination of antidepressants with behavior therapy treatment does not enlarge the efficacy of behavior therapy alone.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Volume38
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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