Treatment seeking by individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder from the British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey of 2000

A R Torres, M J Prince, P E Bebbington, D K Bhugra, T S Brugha, M Farrell, R Jenkins, G Lewis, H Meltzer, N Singleton

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Abstract

Objective: For several reasons, many individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) do not seek treatment. However, data on treatment seeking from community samples are scant. This study analyzed service use by adults with OCD living in private households in Great Britain. Methods: Data from the British Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity of 2000, in which 8,580 individuals were surveyed, were analyzed. Service use was compared for those with OCD, with other neuroses, with different subtypes of OCD (only obsessions, only compulsions, or both), and with OCD and comorbid neuroses. Results: Persons with OCD (N=114) were more likely than persons with other neuroses (N=1,395) to be receiving treatment (40% compared with 23%, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977 - 982
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume58
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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