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Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

In recent years a number of clinical psychiatric syndromes have been recognized which may possibly be related to OCD. They form a distinct category of inter- related disorders which are referred to as Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders . The disorders are the following :-

(a) Impulse-control disorders like Trichotillomania , pathological gambling, compulsive buying, onchophagia and psychogenic excoriation.
(b) Somatoform disorders like Body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis.
(c) Eating disorders like Anorexia and binge eating.
(d) Compulsive sexual disorders.
(e) Certain addictive disorders, impulsive personality disorders, and repetitive self-mutilation.
(f) Subsyndromal OCD, meaning OCD that does not cause impairment or distress.

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