Why is research so important and why should scholars, researchers and psychotherapists in the field of obsessive-compulsive disorder join forces in order to deepen their knowledge of this highly disabling disorder?

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Barbara Barcaccia, Francesco Mancini (2013): Why is research so important and why should scholars, researchers and psychotherapists in the field of obsessive-compulsive disorder join forces in order to deepen their knowledge of this highly disabling disorder?. In: Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 11 (6), pp. 149-151, 2013.

Abstract

Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (oCd) has been ranked by the world Health organization as one of the ten most handicapping illnesses by lost income and decreased quality of life (veale 2007). it is well known that the disorder is not limited to one culture or one period of time, since it has been found in different cultures and in different parts of the world, with its basic characteristics transcending cultures and eras (de silva 2006), even though the concept of “quality of life” (Qol) is complex and somewhat ambiguous (barcaccia et al. 2013), it is certainly true that individuals with oCd experience very low life-satisfaction. Jacoby et al. (2014) highlighted the distinction between quality of life and functional impairment in obsessive-Compulsive disorder, considering Qol as more connected with subjective well-being, and functional impairment more linked to objective indicators of dysfunction.

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