Diagnosis and treatment of an obsessive-compulsive disorder following traumatic brain injury: A single case and review of the literature

Hofer, Helene; Frigerio, Susanna; Frischknecht, Eveline; Gassmann, Daniel; Gutbrod, Klemens; Müri, René M. (2012). Diagnosis and treatment of an obsessive-compulsive disorder following traumatic brain injury: A single case and review of the literature. Neurocase, 19(4), pp. 390-400. Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1080/13554794.2012.690423

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A 27-year-old patient with traumatic brain injury and neuropsychiatric symptoms fitting the obsessive-compulsive disorder was investigated. Brain CT-scan revealed left temporal and bilateral fronto-basal parenchymal contusions. Main Outcome Measure was the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale at pre- and post-treatment and at 6 months follow-up. The combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy resulted in lower intensity and frequency of symptoms. Our case illustrates the importance of a detailed diagnostic procedure in order to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions. Further studies are needed to guide the clinician in determining which patients are likely to benefit from a psychotherapeutic intervention in combination with pharmacotherapy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Hofer, Helene; Frischknecht, Eveline; Gassmann, Daniel; Gutbrod, Klemens and Müri, René Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1355-4794

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:26

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2015 13:23

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/13554794.2012.690423

PubMed ID:

22784309

Web of Science ID:

000322505800010

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.9464

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/9464 (FactScience: 215201)

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