Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, especially those diagnosed before age 18, are less likely to pass compulsory school tests or go on to higher education, compared with peers who don’t have the disorder, a large study found.


Michael B. First, MD, talks about how the relationship between hoarding disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has changed in DSM-5. He also discusses which treatments are most likely to help patients with hoarding disorder.

Mounting evidence suggests the pathophysiology of the two disorders may overlap, researchers noted in JAMA Psychiatry.

Researchers conducted the first double-blind controlled trial of a neurosurgical ablative technique for the condition.

A family-based cognitive behavioral therapy markedly improves symptoms in young children with OCD.

Genetic analysis indicates that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette syndrome are both highly heritable, an international research consortium reported in the October issue of PLOS Genetics.