Journal article

The characteristics of unacceptable/taboo thoughts in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Vlasios Brakoulias, Vladan Starcevic, David Berle, Denise Milicevic, Karen Moses, Anthony Hannan, Peter Sammut, Andrew Martin

Compr Psychiatry | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: In the quest to unravel the heterogeneity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an increasing number of factor analytic studies are recognising unacceptable/taboo thoughts as one of the symptom dimensions of OCD. AIMS: This study aims to examine the characteristics associated with unacceptable/taboo thoughts. METHODS: Using the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Symptom Checklist (YBOCS-SC) with 154 individuals with OCD, obsessive-compulsive symptoms were subjected to principal components analysis. The characteristics associated with the resulting symptom dimensions were then assessed using logistic and linear regression techniques. RESULTS: Unacceptable/taboo thoughts compr..

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