Volume 22, Issue 2

Quality of Life in Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A review

The article reviews the main investigations conducted to date regarding quality of life in Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (OCD) patients. The first studies date from 90s and converge in pointing out the negative consequences produced by OCD on patient's lives. Results indicate that both the severity of obsessions and depressive symptoms are the variables that most affect the quality of life of patients with OCD. In view of the findings some strategies that could lead to both early recognition of OCD and to improve treatment and quality of life for patients and caregivers are discussed.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Quality of life – Obsessions – Depression

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