Zwangsstörungen in der allgemeinarztpraxis: Wie haut und haar den zwangsneurotiker verraten

Translated title of the contribution: Obsessive-compulsive disorder in primary care

Andreas Kordon*, A. Broocks, F. Hohagen

*Corresponding author for this work
3 Citations (Scopus)


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions, compulsions, or both, wich cause significant personal distress or social dysfunction. OCD is a common psychiatric illness with a prevalence of 1-2%. Because most people have regular contact with primary health care services, the patient with OCD is likely to see their general practitioner even though psychological problems may not be the main reason for consultation. Early recognition of the disorder facilitates early intervention. This reduces distress, disability and burden of illness. Pharmacological treatment with serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRI) and cognitive-behavioral therapy have both been proven to be effective and are evidence based.

Translated title of the contributionObsessive-compulsive disorder in primary care
Original languageGerman
JournalMMW-Fortschritte der Medizin
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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