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Assessing Comorbidity, Insight, Family and Functioning in OCD

Christine Purdon

in The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195376210
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195376210.013.0058

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Assessing Comorbidity, Insight, Family and Functioning in OCD

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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex and debilitating disorder that has a high degree of comorbidity and functional impairment, and significant impact on the family. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of comorbidity, family, insight, and quality of life issues, and to review assessment and treatment implications of those issues. Measures for assessing relevant constructs are described.

Keywords: treatment refractory; quality of life; family functioning; comorbidity

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Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing

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