A research group led Miguel Ángel Fullana, researcher at the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatric Treatment of Hospital de Mar in Barcelona and researcher at King's College Institute of Psychiatry, London, has carried out a first study which connects the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive rituals in childhood with the risk of developing an obsessive-compulsive disorder as adults. One of the main conclusions of the study is that children who repeatedly manifest having obsessions and compulsions notably increase their risk of suffering from a disorder later in life.
|Translated title of the contribution||Obsessive symptoms in childhood can multiply the probabilities of an obsessive compulsive disorder|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|