E R Wald

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 베서스다, Maryland, United States

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Publications (1)13.56 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The 20-item Leyton Obsessional Inventory--Child Version was completed by children and adolescents who had had Sydenham's chorea (N = 23) or rheumatic fever without chorea (N = 14). The Sydenham's chorea subjects had significantly more obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors and significantly greater interference from these behaviors. Three Sydenham's chorea patients but no rheumatic fever patients had substantial obsessional interference and met criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder when interviewed by telephone. This suggests that obsessive-compulsive disorder, at least in some patients, may be due to basal ganglia dysfunction.
    American Journal of Psychiatry 03/1989; 146(2):246-9. · 13.56 Impact Factor

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98 Citations
13.56 Total Impact Points


  • 1989
    • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
      • Child Psychiatry Branch
      베서스다, Maryland, United States