Obsessive-compulsive disorder limited to pregnancy

Iulian Iancu*, Elie Lepkifker, Pinhas Dannon, Moshe Kotler

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The relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder and pregnancy is reviewed in the light of recent reports concerning the frequent onset and exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive disorder during pregnancy. We present the case of a young woman who developed obsessive-compulsive disorder during a pregnancy and recovered completely after delivery. Five years afterwards she is still symptom-free. Several possible explanations for this unusual occurrence are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995


  • Hormones
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Onset
  • Pathogenesis
  • Pregnancy


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