Although people with schizophrenia exhibit OCD symptoms relatively frequently, these individuals tend to respond poorly to the usual OCD treatments. In some cases, the OCD medication may actually increase symptoms in persons with schizophrenia. OCD in schizophrenia may have a different pathophysiology.
Common obsessions include the following:
Doubting one's memory or perception
Need for order or symmetry
Unwanted, intrusive sexual/aggressive thoughts
Thoughts or fears of hurting loved ones
Common compulsions include the following:
Checking (eg, safety of children)
For more on the presentation of OCD, read here.
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Cite this: Stephen Soreff. Psychiatry Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? - Medscape - Dec 01, 2016.