What is it about?

People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are considered vulnerable to pandemics. In this study, we showed that this is only a myth - most of the OCD patients we tested did not show symptoms exacerbation.

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Why is it important?

People who suffer from mental disorders are vulnerable. However, this study shows clinical stability among most OCD patients that we tested, in response to pandemics, including those with contamination and illness obsessions.


The results of this study are counter-intuitive. This is one of the reasons such studies are important to perform. As scientists, we shouldn't believe in myths but always test them.

Prof. Leah Fostick
Ariel University

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This page is a summary of: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): 2- and 6-Month Follow-Ups in a Clinical Trial, The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, May 2021, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/ijnp/pyab024.
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