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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-80

Prevalence of obsessive compulsive symptoms among patients with schizophrenia

1 Department of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

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Amool R Singh
Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.62263

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Background: Obsessive compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia are well recognized but are a less-researched entity. These symptoms have important implications for management and prognosis. Aim: To find out the prevalence of obsessive compulsive symptoms among patients with schizophrenia. Materials and Methods: A total of 90 hospitalized patients with schizophrenia diagnosed according to DCR of ICD-10 criteria were selected for the study. Padua inventory and Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale were applied to find out the prevalence and nature of obsessive compulsive symptoms . Results: It was found that 10% of schizophrenic patients had obsessive compulsive symptoms. Conclusion: Obsessive compulsive symptoms are prevalent in patients with schizophrenia. The presence of comorbidity should be explored for adequate management.

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