Prevalence of obsessive compulsive disorder in first- and multi-episode male patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders

Koen, L. ; Oosthuizen, P. P. ; Niehaus, D. J. H. ; Emsley, R. A. ; Muller, J. E. ; Stein, D. J. ; Keyter, N. ; Lochner, C. ; Seedat, S. (2003)

CITATION: Koen, L. et al. 2003. Prevalence of obsessive compulsive disorder in first- and multi-episode male patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. South African Medical Journal,

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Studies suggest that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a prevalent disorder (7.8 - 31.7%) in patients with schizophrenia and first-episode psychosis.1,2 Despite the varied study designs that have been employed, calculated comorbidity rates support the conclusion that this co-morbidity is not likely to be an incidental finding.

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