Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Symptom Dimensions and Insight in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hemant Kumar

Research Scholar, Department of Socio- & Social Work Patna University Patna. India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mir Insha Ali

Research Scholar, Department of Clinical Psychology CIP Ranchi. India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Bimla Devi

Research Scholar, Department of Socio- & SW. Central University Himachal Pradesh India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.191/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.191


The present study was carried out with the intent of systematically examining insight and its relationship with specific clinical characteristics including symptom dimensions in Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Study was conducted at the symptoms Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, with a 40 OCD patients, who were rated on YBOCS, D, YBOCS and BABS and were divided and analyzed in six symptom dimensions in OCD. Results revealed that the most common dimension was contamination (32.6%) whereas hoarding was least common (3.4%). Better insight correlated significantly with severity across all OCD dimensions except hoarding and sexual/religious dimensions. Significant difference in insight among the symptom dimensions in OCD was seen. Better insight for sexual and aggressive dimensions than for hoarding, symmetry, miscellaneous was observed.


OCD, Hoarding, Symmetry

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016