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Diagnóstico diferencial do transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo

Author(s): Torres Albina R

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
ISSN 1516-4446

Volume: 23;
Issue: suppl.2;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Obsessive-compulsive disorder | Diagnosis | Diagnosis | differential

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has clinical features that overlap in various degrees with many other mental disorders. As a result, the differential diagnosis sometimes can be difficult. This review briefly summarizes the phenomenologic similarities and differences between OCD and the following disorders: depression, phobias, hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder, Tourette syndrome and tic disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, impulse control and eating disorders, generalized anxiety, panic and post-traumatic stress disorders, and delusional and schizophrenic disorders. The accurate diagnosis is essential for adequate treatment planning and management.

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