1. Assessment

  1. Joseph Zohar4,5
  1. Jose M. Menchon1,2,3

Published Online: 12 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941125.ch1

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Current Science and Clinical Practice

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Current Science and Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Menchon, J. M. (2012) Assessment, in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Current Science and Clinical Practice (ed J. Zohar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119941125.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Psychiatry Department A, Division of Psychiatry, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  2. 5

    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

  3. 3

    Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711255

Online ISBN: 9781119941125



  • OCD, presence of either obsessions or compulsions;
  • obsessions and compulsions, repetitive, unpleasant and intrusive;
  • individual subject and obsession, actual attempts in resistance;
  • obsessions and anxiety, compulsions as controlling behaviour;
  • OCD components, in OCD, egodystonic, in OCPD, egosyntonic;
  • OCD assessment, as psychiatric assessment;
  • OCD detection, clinical rating of OC symptoms;
  • OCD symptoms, attitudes varying with symptoms;
  • strategies in detecting OCD, and insight measurement;
  • OCD similarities or comorbidity, and ‘OC spectrum disorders’


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Detecting OCD

  • Clinical assessment of obsessive-compulsive symptoms

  • Insight

  • Assessment of the risk of suicide

  • Differential diagnosis, comorbidities and related disorders

  • Conclusions

  • References