Chapter 5. Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: A Review

  1. Mario Maj2,
  2. Norman Sartorius3,
  3. Professor Ahmed Okasha4 and
  4. Professor Joseph Zohar5
  1. Dr Eric Hollander and
  2. Dr Jennifer Rosen

Published Online: 26 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470861657.ch5

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Volume 4, Second Edition

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Volume 4, Second Edition

How to Cite

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  3. 4

    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, 3 Shawarby Street, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt

  4. 5

    Division of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, TelAviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1230, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2002

Book Series:

  1. WPA Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849668

Online ISBN: 9780470861653



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Compulsivity and Impulsivity

  • Impulse-control Disorders

  • Somatoform and Eating Disorders Cluster

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • The Obsessive-compulsive Spectrum: Promises and Pitfalls. Authored by Katharine A. Phillips

  • Understanding the Obsessive-compulsive Spectrum: A Four-factor Model of Obsessive-compulsive Symptoms. Authored by David Watson and Kevin Wu

  • Extremes of Impulse Control and Serotonin/Frontal Lobe Pathophysiology. Authored by Walter Kaye

  • The Obsessive-compulsive Spectrum: Fact or Fancy? Authored by Donald W. Black

  • Blurry Spectrum Disorders. Authored by Neal R. Swerdlow

  • Spectrum Disorders: Utilitarian Concepts or Utopian Fantasies? Authored by James W. Jefferson

  • Carving Nature at Its Joints: Different Approaches to the Obsessive-compulsive Spectrum of Disorders. Authored by Dan J. Stein

  • The Challenge of Deconvolving the Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Spectrum into Its Component Diseases. Authored by Mark George

  • Obsessive-compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Are Opposites Related? Authored by Rocco Crino

  • The Spectrum of Obsessive-compulsive-related Disorders: State of the Art. Authored by Donatella Marazziti