Standards of care for obsessive-compulsive disorder centres.

TitleStandards of care for obsessive-compulsive disorder centres.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMenchón JM, van Ameringen M, Dell'Osso B, Denys D, Figee M, Grant JE, Hollander E, Marazziti D, Nicolini H, Pallanti S, Ruck C, Shavitt R, Stein DJ, Andersson E, Bipeta R, Cath DC, Drummond L, Feusner J, Geller DA, Hranov G, Lochner C, Matsunaga H, McCabe RE, Mpavaenda D, Nakamae T, O'Kearney R, Pasquini M, Rivera RPérez, Poyurovsky M, Real E, Rosário MConceiçã, Soreni N, Swinson RP, Vulink N, Zohar J, Fineberg N
JournalInt J Psychiatry Clin Pract
Date Published2016 Sep
KeywordsAdult, Child, Humans, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Societies, Medical, Standard of Care, Tertiary Care Centers

In recent years, many assessment and care units for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have been set up in order to detect, diagnose and to properly manage this complex disorder, but there is no consensus regarding the key functions that these units should perform. The International College of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS) together with the Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Network (OCRN) of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and the Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Section of the World Psychiaric Association (WPA) has developed a standards of care programme for OCD centres. The goals of this collaborative initiative are promoting basic standards, improving the quality of clinical care and enhance the validity and reliability of research results provided by different facilities and countries.

Alternate JournalInt J Psychiatry Clin Pract
PubMed ID27359333
PubMed Central IDPMC4950405