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Validation of a Classification System for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Based on DSM-5

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether a broad obsessive-compulsive and related disorders model, which consisted of obsessive-compulsive, hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic, trichotillomania and pathological skin picking, displayed sufficient data fit. On the other hand, we examined whether a reduced obsessive-compulsive and related disorders symptoms model consisting of above mentioned disorders demonstrated superior fit or not. To test the factor structure validity of the classification system of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, we used Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFA). Result of factor structure analysis revealed and supported an OCSD symptoms dimension that included obsessive-compulsive, hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic, trichotillomania, and pathological skin picking symptoms. Also, results of this study supported the DSM-5 changes.

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Rabiei, M. , Donyavi, V. , Nikfarjam, M. and Nezhady, M. (2015) Validation of a Classification System for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Based on DSM-5. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 5, 137-143. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2015.52015.


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