Journal article

Subtyping obsessive-compulsive disorder: A taxometric analysis

N Haslam, BJ Williams, M Kyrios, D McKay, S Taylor

Behavior Therapy | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous condition comprising multiple symptoms. Researchers have identified OCD subtypes using a range of symptom-based research methods, including factor and cluster analyses and examination of differential treatment response. These methods can be challenged on the grounds that they fail to demonstrate the existence of discrete taxonomic entities. Furthermore, no study has examined subtyping on the basis of cognitive characteristics. In the present study, the categorical vs. dimensional status of 6 possible subtypes of OCD was examined using taxometric methods. Three potential cognitive subtypes (based on high levels of responsibility/threat es..

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