Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in clozapine-treated schizophrenic patients


Ertugrul A. , YAGCIOGLU A. E. , ENI N., YAZICI K.

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, vol.59, no.2, pp.219-222, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2005.01362.x
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-222

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to assess the occurence of obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) in schizophrenic patients treated with clozapine, and to examine the relationship between OCS and other clinical variables. The results support earlier findings which suggest that clozapine produces or unmasks OCS. In addition, the severity of OCS was not related to other dimensions of psychopathology, severity of illness, clinical improvement or dose and duration of clozapine treatment.