Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions
The proper diagnostic definition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been hotly debated in research and academic communities. There are those who believe true OCD manifests by both obsessions and compulsions, and others who believe OCD is a continuum that may include the presence of only obsessions or only compulsions as part of an Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorder. The debate is not just academic, as it relates to how these disorders may originate, and how they may best be treated. This book explores these debates, summarizing the evidence base behind each question, with a conclusion as to how this disorder is best defined going forward, and the conclusions to be drawn in relation to treatment.