Diagnosis and Management of Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms (OCS) in Schizophrenia

Posted on:September 12, 2019
Last Updated: December 6, 2021
Time to read: 4 minutes

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms frequently coexist with schizophrenia, and both OCD and schizophrenia can occur in the same families. There is often misdiagnosis with severe OCD and confusion occurs with catatonia and movement disorders.

OC symptoms (OCS) are estimated to be present in 14% of patients with schizophrenia.

This article is based on the talk by  Dr Lynne Drummond at the RCPsychIC 2019. Dr Lynne M Drummond currently is Consultant Psychiatrist and Lead Clinician for the National Service for OCD and BDD based at South West London and St George’s NHs Trust. She also has an attachment at St George’s, University of London. Lynne does research in Psychiatry, mainly OCD, Anxiety Disorders, CBT And also on teaching and acquisition of skills. Their most recent publication is a book entitled ” Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: All you want to know about OCD for those living with OCD, carers and clinicians”