Abstract

Assessment scales for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Author(s): Eric A Storch, Kristen Benito,Wayne Goodman

Numerous assessment scales have been introduced in the obsessive– compulsive disorder (OCD) literature. Such scales have considerable clinical utility because OCD is often misdiagnosed and there is a need to monitor treatment course and response. This article briefly reviews adult OCD assessment scales, specifically clinician-administered interviews and patient-report measures. The manuscript concludes with a discussion of future directions. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common anxiety disorder affecting 1–2% of adults and children.


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