Current issues in the treatment of OC-spectrum conditions

Bull Menninger Clin. Spring 2010;74(2):141-66. doi: 10.1521/bumc.2010.74.2.141.

Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive (OC)-spectrum conditions consist of neurological-motoric conditions, impulse-control disorders, and disorders associated with bodily preoccupation. This article is a review of some understudied OC-spectrum conditions, with particular focus on phenomenology and overlap with obsessive-compulsive disorder, etiology, treatment outcome, treatment refractory issues, and new developments in treatment research. The focus will be on representative disorders from each related area, namely, Tourette's syndrome, trichotillomania, skin-picking, and body dysmorphic disorder. Similarities among the disorders and areas in need of more research are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy / methods
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders / diagnosis
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders / psychology
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders / therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders / diagnosis
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders / psychology
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders / therapy
  • Humans
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / psychology
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / therapy*
  • Psychotropic Drugs / therapeutic use
  • Self-Injurious Behavior / diagnosis
  • Self-Injurious Behavior / psychology
  • Self-Injurious Behavior / therapy
  • Skin / injuries
  • Tourette Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Tourette Syndrome / psychology
  • Tourette Syndrome / therapy
  • Trichotillomania / diagnosis
  • Trichotillomania / psychology
  • Trichotillomania / therapy

Substances

  • Psychotropic Drugs