Educational Psychology, Department of

 

Date of this Version

2010

Citation

Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology, p. 691-693. Springer, 2010.

Comments

Copyright 2010, Springer. Used by permission.

Abstract

Once thought to be rare, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is currently recognized as the fourth most common psychiatric disorder among adults, following only phobias, substance abuse and major depression. It has been estimated that 1 in 50 adults in the United States currently has OCD.

Covers epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.