Peer victimization and the development of obsessive–compulsive disorder in adolescence
Article first published online: 19 JAN 2005
© 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Depression and Anxiety
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 41–44, 2005
How to Cite
Storch, E. A., Heidgerken, A. D., Adkins, J. W., Cole, M., Murphy, T. K. and Geffken, G. R. (2005), Peer victimization and the development of obsessive–compulsive disorder in adolescence. Depress. Anxiety, 21: 41–44. doi: 10.1002/da.20040
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 19 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 8 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 25 MAR 2004
- obsessive–compulsive disorder;
- peer victimization;
- cognitive–behavior therapy
We describe an adolescent boy's experience of peer victimization and its relation with his development of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). Subsequent to being peer victimized, this boy was seen for 20 sessions of cognitive–behavioral therapy over the course of 4 weeks that followed the protocol outlined by March and Mulle in 1998. Standardized post-treatment assessment indicated significant reductions in OCD, depressive, and anxious symptomatology as compared to baseline. This case illustrates how negative peer experiences may be related to the development and maintenance of OCD. Depression and Anxiety 00:000–000, 2005. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.