|Title||Clinical and cognitive correlates of depressive symptoms among youth with obsessive compulsive disorder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Peris, TS , Bergman LR , Asarnow JR , Langley A , McCracken JT , Piacentini J |
|Journal||Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53|
|Keywords||Adolescent , Age Distribution , Child , Cognition Disorders , Comorbidity , Depressive Disorder , Female , Humans , Male , Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , Psychiatric Status Rating Scales , Self Concept , Self Report , Severity of Illness Index |
Depression is the most common comorbidity among adults with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), yet little is known about depressive symptoms in childhood OCD. This study examined clinical and cognitive variables associated with depressive symptomatology in 71 youths (62% male, M age = 12.7 years) with primary OCD. Youths presented with a range of depressive symptoms, with 21% scoring at or above the clinical cutoff on the self-report measure of depression. Higher levels of depressive symptoms were associated with higher levels of cognitive distortions assessed on measures of insight, perceived control, competence, and contingencies. Depressive symptoms were also linked to older age and more severe OCD. Low perceived control and self-competence and high OCD severity independently predicted depression scores.
|Alternate Journal||J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol|