Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Schizophrenia

  • Lieuwe De Haan
  • Frederike Schirmbeck
  • Mathias Zink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. From Diagnostic Categories to Multidimensional Concepts in Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Phenomenology

  4. Neurobiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Yana Varlakova, Devina D. Patel, Kaushik Mukhopadhaya, Keith R. Laws, Eilam David, Kaur Sukwinder et al.
      Pages 91-114
    3. Frederike Schirmbeck, Mathias Zink
      Pages 147-175
  5. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Frederike Schirmbeck, Antonio Tundo
      Pages 203-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-221

About this book


This book summarizes scientific advances in our understanding of the interrelationship between obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) and schizophrenia and reflects on the implications for future research directions. In addition, guidelines are provided on practical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment interventions, covering both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Full account is taken of the fact that the variable clinical presentation regarding time of onset and course of OCS in patients with schizophrenia strongly suggests the need for a perspective that recognizes heterogeneous subgroups and diverse neurobiological explanations. Research-based multidimensional conceptual frameworks are accordingly provided relating to the co-occurrence of the disorders, incorporating recent epidemiological, neurocognitive, neurogenetic, and pharmacodynamic findings.

Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Schizophrenia has been written by an international team of experts who offer insights gained through their extensive experience. It will be an invaluable guide to this frequent and clinically important comorbidity and will be particularly useful for mental health practitioners.


Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders Comorbidity OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Psychosis Schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Lieuwe De Haan
    • 1
  • Frederike Schirmbeck
    • 2
  • Mathias Zink
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of PsychiatryUniversity of Amsterdam, Academic Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Amsterdam, Academic Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Psychiatry and PsychotherapyCentral Institute of Mental HealthMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12951-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12952-5
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