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A Review of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents


A Review of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Bernard Boileau. Dialogues Clin Neurosci.


This article is a review of recent literature on obsessive-compulsive disorder in the pediatric population. Areas covered include: a brief historical perspective, clinical presentation in relation to symptoms found in different age groups, epidemiology, psychiatric comorbidity, etiology (with regards to genetics, neuroimaging, and familial factors), clinical course and prognosis, and treatment, with special emphasis on individual and family-based cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychopharmacology.

Keywords: PANDAS; cognitive-behavioral therapy; obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents; pediatric psychopharmacology.

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