Obsessieve-compulsieve stoornis

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D.S. van Grootheest, O.A. van den Heuvel, D.C. Cath, P. van Oppen en A.J.L.M. van Balkom

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

- Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complex psychiatric disorder characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions.

- Obsessive-compulsive disorder has a relatively high prevalence and is a highly disabling disease. The disorder is associated with shame, which causes long delays in accessing treatment.

- Obsessive-compulsive disorder is caused by a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors.

- Effective treatments exist in the form of either pharmacotherapy – clomipramine or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – or cognitive behaviour therapy.

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2008;152:2325-9