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TORRES, Albina R. Diagnóstico diferencial do transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo. Rev. Bras. Psiquiatr. [online]. 2001, vol.23, suppl.2, pp.21-23. ISSN 1516-4446.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has clinical features that overlap in various degrees with many other mental disorders. As a result, the differential diagnosis sometimes can be difficult. This review briefly summarizes the phenomenologic similarities and differences between OCD and the following disorders: depression, phobias, hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder, Tourette syndrome and tic disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, impulse control and eating disorders, generalized anxiety, panic and post-traumatic stress disorders, and delusional and schizophrenic disorders. The accurate diagnosis is essential for adequate treatment planning and management.

Keywords : Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Diagnosis; Diagnosis, differential.

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