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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-54

Unusual manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Department of Psychiatry, Global Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Jalpa Prajesh Bhuta
211E, 103, Dinesh Mahal, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Matunga East, Mumbai - 400 019, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_19_18

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There is limited literature on the atypical or the unusual manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder. In this case series, three cases are presented, with special emphasis on the atypicality of their clinical presentation. Each case is unique and attempts to give a different perspective on the dilemmas faced by the treating psychiatrist. Many times, such cases are mistakenly diagnosed with psychosis, and they get wrongly treated for months to years, leading to immense suffering, and chronicity of the illness. Often, such cases may go to different other specialties and end up with mismanagement, with no alleviation of the patient's complaints. With increased awareness, the clinician will be better armed to persist along different lines of inquiry, and get adequate information, to reach the accurate diagnosis. This case series aims to give some such examples of not-so-common symptoms which may prove useful in our regular practice.

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