Comparison of obsessions and compulsions in patients with anorexia nervosa and obsessive compulsive disorder. Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

MeSH Major

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Obsessive Behavior
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

abstract

  • Patients with anorexia nervosa (n = 18) and patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (n = 16) had similar scores on the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (19 + or - 9 vs. 22 + or - 6). This suggests that these disorders have similar magnitude of impairment from obsessions and compulsions; however, OCD patients endorsed a wide variety of obsessions and compulsions, whereas anorexics tended to endorse symptoms that were related to symmetry and order.

publication date

  • June 1, 1996

has subject area

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Obsessive Behavior
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

Research

keywords

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-3223(95)00306-1

PubMed ID

  • 9162209

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 966

end page

  • 969

volume

  • 39

number

  • 11