Lessons from a multicenter, international, large sample size analysis of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorders: An overview of the ICOCS Snapshot studies

Matteo Vismara*, Beatrice Benatti, Naomi A. Fineberg, Eric Hollander, Michael Van Ameringen, Jose M. Menchon, Joseph Zohar, Bernardo Dell'Osso

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Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a prevalent and highly disabling condition, characterized by a range of phenotypic expressions, potentially associated with geo-cultural differences. This article aims to provide an overview of the published studies by the International College of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, in relation to the Snapshot database which has, over the past 10 years, gathered clinical naturalistic data from over 500 patients with OCD attending various research centers/clinics worldwide. This collaborative effort has provided a multi-cultural worldwide perspective of different socio-demographic and clinical features of patients with OCD. Data on age, gender, smoking habits, age at onset, duration of illness, comorbidity, suicidal behaviors, and pharmacological treatment strategies are presented here, showing peculiar differences across countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalCNS Spectrums
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Feb 2024

Keywords

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • gender
  • geographical differences
  • international database
  • pharmacotherapy
  • suicide

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