MCQ Psychiatry 16

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A mother brings her 18-year-old daughter to you because of excessive showering and dressing rituals, which have been present for 3 years. You suspect, and a psychiatric consultant concurs, that the daughter has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Which one of the following statements about this patient is true?

A) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a rare psychiatric diagnosis in adolescence.
B) Her disease is likely to remit spontaneously.
C) Unlike a schizophrenic patient, she would consider her rituals irrational.
D) If behavior therapy fails, treatment with any tricyclic antidepressant will be effective in controlling her symptoms.
E) If clomipramine (Anafranil) is used for drug therapy, blurred vision and dry mouth would be very uncommon side effects.


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