A study of clinical symptoms and severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder Patients at Ramathibodi Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Pantila Liengpongpun
Ratana Saipanish


Objective : To examine clinical characteristics and severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in   psychiatric out-patient unit at Ramathibodi hospital during COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods : Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. Participants were OCD patients aged 18 years old or older and visited the psychiatric out-patient unit of Ramathibodi hospital between May 2020 and May 2021. Instrument was used the Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale II to assess characteristics and severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Results : Participants were 126 OCD patients. The most common obsessive symptom was contamination and most common group of obsession were contamination. The most common compulsive symptom was checking locks, stoves and electrical appliances and most common group of compulsion were checking. Severity of obsessive-compulsive symptom was moderate.

Conclusions : The most common obsession was contamination. The most common compulsion was checking. These results may be associated with COVID-19 pandemic. Further studies are needed.

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Liengpongpun, P., & Saipanish, R. . (2022). A study of clinical symptoms and severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder Patients at Ramathibodi Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 67(2), 212–222. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/253897
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