Obsessive-compulsive disorder is probably the psychiatric disorderfor which most significant progress has been made on the last 20years concerning pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions.A number of studies have shown that OCD is much more prevalent thanpreviously thought, occurring in an estimated 2% of the adultpopulation around the world. A serious discrepancy still existsbetween research evidence and clinical practice and an update ofthis evidence and an international debate on it, as provided bythis volume, is long overdue. This revised edition provides vitalinformation on a considerably underdiagnosed condition.
* Provides accompanying commentaries by an outstanding line up ofcontributors
* Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economicevaluation and quality improvement
* Provides an unbiased and reliable reference point