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Inaccurate history of OCD is presented
The article neglects to mention that the first clinical description of OCD was by Abu Zayd al-Balkhi in the 9th century work Sustenance of the Body and Soul.
For details, see "Obsessional Disorders in al-Balkhi′s 9th century treatise: Sustenance of the Body and Soul" published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 180, 15 July 2015, Pages 185-189.
I am including the abstract below:
Morbid fears and phobias have been mentioned in religious, philosophical and medical manuscripts since ancient times. Despite early insights by the Greeks, phobias did not appear as a separate clinical phenomenon in Western medicine until the 17th century and has evolved substantially since. However, robust investigations attempting to decipher the clinical nature of phobias emerged in pre-modern times during the oft-overlooked Islamic Golden Era (9th–12th centuries); which overlapped with Europe’s medieval period. An innovative attempt was made by the 9th century Muslim scholar, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, in his medical manuscript “Sustenance of the Body and Soul,” to define phobias as a separate diagnostic entity. Al-Balkhi was one of the earliest to cluster psychological and physical symptoms of phobias under one category, “al-Fazaá”, and outline a specific management plan. We analyze al-Balkhi’s description of phobias, according to the modern understanding of psychiatric classifications and symptomatology as described in the DSM-5.
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I was hoping to add the following citation under "causes" - "drug induced OCD" in the citation needed portion of the page. I'm a medical librarian enrolled in the NLM course Wikipedia + Libraries. This is my first edit request on Wikipedia. I'm passionate about all things related to mental health, and I hope to be able to edit this page in the future. Thank you for considering my request. Guacamolly87 (talk) 23:12, 25 March 2022 (UTC)
- Welcome to Wikipedia Guacamolly87 :0) - It's great to have a medical librarian join our ranks! I will add DSM-5 as a reference in that section. // If you want to cite references on a talk page, this handy template—Template:Reflist-talk—places your references in a nicely bordered list. All the best - Mark D Worthen PsyD (talk) [he/him] 04:49, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
- Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5 (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association. 2013. ISBN 978-0-89042-554-1. OCLC 830807378.
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Can someone remove the hell image? It can easily trigger compulsions for those suffering with OCD.
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The line in the Associated conditions section which reads:
"It has been found that between 18-34% of females are currently experiencing or will experience OCD in their lifetime. Of that 18-34%, 7% are likely to have an eating disorder. Roughly 0-5% of males have OCD and an eating disorder."
is misrepresenting the results of the article it cites. Especially want to highlight how inaccurate the first sentence in this section is.
The more accurate way to say that is:
One study indicated that 12.7% of total participants (34% of all females in the study, 3.5% of all males in the study) who were diagnosed with OCD in childhood meet screening criteria of an eating disorder in a follow up study on average 5 years after OCD diagnosis . Another study indicated 8.7% of female study participants with OCD (versus 1.3% in the control group) met probable ED diagnosis criteria via the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire coupled with behavioral characteristics . No male study participants there met probable ED diagnosis criteria. . 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:36, 28 September 2022 (UTC)