Parents of patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Psychological Medicine (Impact Factor: 5.94). 12/1983; 13(4):807-11. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291700051515
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Family histories obtained from 27 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder failed to find a single parent with the disorder. To augment the family history data the Leyton Obsessional Inventory was completed by a subset of 10 patients and by their 20 parents. Although as a group parents showed lower Leyton Obsessional Inventory symptom scores than their obsessional offspring, 3 parents who had not been identified by family history were distinguished by high symptom scores in the absence of significant resistance or interference.

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