Journal article

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and comorbid depression: The role of OCD-related and non-specific factors

Keong Yap, Christopher Mogan, Michael Kyrios

Journal of Anxiety Disorders | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

Although comorbid depression is a predictor of poor treatment response in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), there is limited understanding of factors that contribute to depression severity in OCD. The current study examines the influence of OCD-related factors (autogenous obsessions and obsessional beliefs) and non-specific factors (avoidance and anxiety) on depression severity in a sample of OCD patients. There were 56 participants with only OCD and 46 with OCD and comorbid depression. Self-report questionnaires measuring depression, OCD-related factors, and non-specific factors were completed. Although there were no significant differences between the two groups on these variables, depr..

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