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

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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.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder
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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