Obsessions, compulsions and related phenomena occur across a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders. The boundaries between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other psychopathological phenomena, such as delusions, impulsions and habits, remain unclear. Further, the subclinical symptoms of OCD are highly prevalent, causing significant impact but yet are poorly understood. To help address these limitations, recent debates have highlighted the importance of a transdiagnostic approach to psychiatry. This book integrates what is currently known about obsessionality, compulsivity and the boundaries of OCD and related disorders and unveils areas that are worthy of future research. Using a transdiagnostic framework, it provides a comprehensive review of the key issues to understanding the diagnosis and evaluation of OCD and related disorders, as well as describing how the clinician can treat OCD and its manifold presentations. Edited by leading specialists in the field, this book offers a global perspective to the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.
1. A transdiagnostic approach to obsessions, compulsions and related phenomena Leonardo F. Fontenelle and Murat Yucel; 2. The philosophy of compulsive disorders: compulsivity and free will Judy Luigjes and Damiaan Denys; 3. Family and twin studies of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders Danielle C. Cath, Nuno R. Zilhao, Dirk J. A. Smit and Dorret I. Boomsma; 4. The molecular genetics of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders Fabiana Barzotti Kohlrausch; 5. The role of environmental factors in the pathogenesis of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders Catarina Raposo-Lima and Pedro Morgado; 6. Immunology of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders Antonio L. Teixeira, Natalia P. Rocha and Andrea H. Marques; 7. Neurocognitive basis of compulsivity Martijn Figeea, Judy Luigjes, Anneke Goudriaan, Ingo Willuhnb and Damiaan Denys; 8. Structural brain imaging of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders Carles Soriano-Mas and Ben J. Harrison; 9. fMRI studies of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders Jaewook Han and Jun Soo Kwon; 10. Epidemiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder Roselind Lieb, Patrizia Hofer and Karina Wahl; 11. Symptoms, diagnosis and specifiers of obsessive-compulsive disorder Leonardo F. Fontenelle; 12. The natural history of obsessive-compulsive disorder across the lifespan Eesha Sharma and Y. C. Janardhan Reddy; 13. Subdiagnostic obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms Albina R. Torres and Leonardo F. Fontenelle; 14. Assessment instructions for obsessive-compulsive disorder Andrew G. Guzick, Adam M. Reid and Eric A. Storch; 15. Pharmacological treatments for obsessive compulsive and related disorders - a transdiagnostic perspective Ricky A Sachdev, Risha Ruparelia, Jemma E. Reid, Davis Mpavenda, Eduardo Cinosi and Naomi A Fineberg; 16. Psychological treatment of OCD: efficacy, mechanisms and transdiagnostic implications Jennifer L. Buchholz, Lillian Reuman, Shannon M. Blakey and Jonathan S. Abramowitz; 17. Innovative cognitive-behavioural treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder K. P. O'Connor, C. Ouellet-Courtois and F. Aardema; 18. Drug augmentation strategies for treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive related disorders Roseli Gedanke Shavitt and Juliana Belo Diniz; 19. Integrating cognitive behavioral treatment and medications for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder Yael R. Stovezky, Marina Gershkovich, Reilly Kayser and H. Blair Simpson; 20. DBS, TMS and tDCS for obsessive-compulsive disorder Rebecca A. Segrave, Joshua J. Hendrikse and Linden Parkes; 21. Neurosurgery for obsessive-compulsive disorder: indications and procedures Antonio Carlos Lopes; 22. Alternative treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder: nutraceuticals and lifestyle interventions Jerome Sarris and Georgina Oliver; 23. Transdiagnostic and unique clinical and treatment factors of dysmorphophobia: body dysmorphic disorder and olfactory reference disorder Francesca Beilharz and Susan L Rossell; 24. Hypochondriasis Vladan Starcevic; 25. Hoarding disorder Lorena Fernandez de la Cruz and David Mataix-Cols; 26. Transdiagnostic factors in obsessive compulsive personality disorder Michael G. Wheaton and Anthony Pinto; 27. Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders Andrea E. Cavanna; 28. Body-focused repetitive behaviors Jon E. Grant and Samuel R. Chamberlain; 29. Stereotypic movement disorder Dan J. Stein; 30. The clinical neuropsychiatry of 'organic' obsessive-compulsive disorder Leonardo F. Fontenelle; 31. Behavioral addictions Samuel R. Chamberlain and Jon E. Grant; 32. Other obsessive-compulsive related disorders Ygor Arzeno Ferrao.