from Clinical Psychology Review
Clinical Psychology Review
Volume 21, Issue 1, February 2001, Pages 137-157
Childhood-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder: A tic-related subtype of ocd?
Julie A. Eichstedt and Sharon L. Arnold
Concordia University, West Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In this article, current research on child- and adult-onset OCD is critically reviewed. It is proposed that child-onset OCD represents a phenomenologically and etiologically distinct subtype of OCD, bearing a close genetic relationship to tic-disorders and possibly sharing a common or similar pathogenesis. Clinical implications of the child- versus adult-onset OCD distinction are discussed.