A discrimination based on autogenous versus reactive obsessions in obsessive-compulsive disorder and related clinical manifestations

Besiroglu L., Agargun M., Ozbebit Z., Aydin A.

CNS SPECTRUMS, vol.11, no.3, pp.179-186, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1092852900014292
  • Journal Name: CNS SPECTRUMS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-186
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Introduction: Although putative subtypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have been gradually more recognized, there is no generally accepted subtype discrimination. It has been suggested that autogenous and reactive obsessions stem from different cognitive process. This study aimed to assess existence of gender, age at onset of illness, and comorbidity differences in OCD patients suffering from autogenous and reactive obsessions.