Diferencas fenomenologicas surgidas com comportamentos repetitivos no transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo e na sindrome de gilles de la tourette

Translated title of the contribution: Phenomenological differences appearing with repetitive behaviours in obsessive-compulsive disorder and Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome

Eurípedes C. Miguel, Lee Baer, Barbara J. Coffey, Scott L. Rauch, Cary R. Savage, Richard L. O'Sullivan, Katharine Phillips, Cara Moretti, James F. Leckman, Michael A. Jenike

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Abstract

Background. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is heterogeneous, with some forms related to Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome (GTS). This is a phenomenological study designed to investigate the nature of these possible OCD subtypes and the relationship between OCD and GTS. Method. We evaluated 20 adult out-patients with OCD, 21 with GTS, and 20 with OCD plus GTS using a semi-structured interview designed to assess cognitive, sensory, and autonomic phenomena preceding repetitive behaviours. Results. More cognitions and autonomic anxiety, and fewer sensory, phenomena were reported in OCD than in GTS. Like the GTS group, the OCD plus GTS group reported more sensory phenomena and fewer cognitions than the OCD group. Conclusions. The presence or absence of cognitions, sensory phenomena, and autonomic anxiety distinguishes repetitive behaviours in patients with OCD from those with OCD plus GTS, and GTS. These subjective experiences may be useful in subtyping OCD and may represent valid predictors of prognosis and treatment response.

Translated title of the contributionPhenomenological differences appearing with repetitive behaviours in obsessive-compulsive disorder and Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)S4-S10
JournalInformacao Psiquiatrica
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997

Keywords

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phenomenological differences
  • Repetitive behaviours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Miguel, E. C., Baer, L., Coffey, B. J., Rauch, S. L., Savage, C. R., O'Sullivan, R. L., Phillips, K., Moretti, C., Leckman, J. F., & Jenike, M. A. (1997). Diferencas fenomenologicas surgidas com comportamentos repetitivos no transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo e na sindrome de gilles de la tourette. Informacao Psiquiatrica, 16(SUPPL. 1), S4-S10.