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  • Use DSM-IV-TR criteria for diagnosis.

  • Consider using screening questions to detect commonly unrecognized symptoms (Table 1).

  • Differentiate OCD obsessions, compulsions, and rituals from similar symptoms found in other disorders (Table 2).

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TABLE 1. Example Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Screening Questions

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TABLE 1. Example Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Screening Questions
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TABLE 2. Symptoms of Other Psychiatric Disorders to be Differentiated From the Obsessions, Compulsions, and Rituals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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TABLE 2. Symptoms of Other Psychiatric Disorders to be Differentiated From the Obsessions, Compulsions, and Rituals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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TABLE 1. Example Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Screening Questions
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TABLE 2. Symptoms of Other Psychiatric Disorders to be Differentiated From the Obsessions, Compulsions, and Rituals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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