Table 2

Demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants

CharacteristicGroup; mean ± SD*
OCD
n = 37
Control
n = 39
Sex, male:female14:2316:23
Age, yr33.7 ± 10.132.2 ± 8.3
Medication, yes:no24:13
Medication type, no. of patients
 SSRI16
 SNRI2
 Tricyclic antidepressant3
 Benzodiazepine1
 NDRI1
 Atypical antipsychotic1
Comorbidities, present:not present22:15
Comorbidity, no. of patients
 Depression18
 Anxiety disorder6
 Personality disorder2
Y-BOCS
 Total score19.5 ± 6.4
 Obsessions10.1 ± 3.7
 Compulsions9.4 ± 3.8
BDI16.6 ± 11.1
Age of onset, yr15.9 ± 6.4
Time since onset, yr17.7 ± 10.4
  • BDI = Beck Depression Inventory; NDRI = norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor; OCD = obsessive–compulsive disorder; SD = standard deviation; SNRI = serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor; SSRI = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; Y-BOCS = Yale–Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale.

  • * Unless indicated otherwise.

  • Two patients were taking more than 1 medication.

  • Three patients had more than 1 comorbidity.