The epidemiology and clinical features of obsessive compulsive disorder

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1992 Dec;15(4):743-58.


During the past decade, there has been rapid growth in understanding the clinical features, pathophysiology, and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This article reviews the current state of knowledge of the epidemiology and clinical features of OCD with a focus on the disorder's phenomenologic heterogeneity and its comorbidity with other Axis I and Axis II syndromes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arousal
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / classification
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / epidemiology*
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / psychology
  • Personality Development