Religious Attitudes in Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms (OCS) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Religious Attitudes in Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms (OCS) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

July 8, 2021 Disease and Health 0

Background: According to mental health professionals, obsessive compulsive symptoms are becoming more common in children and adolescents. As a secondary research goal, our epidemiology study will estimate the prevalence of obsessive symptoms and obsessive compulsive disorder among secondary school students. The study was conducted on 1299 secondary school students in a cross-sectional design, with an adequate sample size estimated based on a literature prevalence of 2% for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Each of Alexandria Governorate’s three educational zones received an equal number of samples. The Lyeton obsessive inventory child LOICV, the Arabic version that has been validated and tested for reliability in Egyptian culture, was used to assess obsessive compulsive symptoms. Those who scored 35 or higher were subjected to the MINI-KID Arabic International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children. Patients with OCD had their diagnosis confirmed by a psychiatric interview to ensure they met the DSM IV –TR criteria for OCD. A validated self-report questionnaire was used to assess religious attitudes. Results: Among the studied sample (n=1299), 201 students scored greater than 35 on the LOI-CV, indicating that 15.5 percent of the total sample has OCS. The prevalence of OCD in the studied sample was 2.2 percent, with 29 students from the OCS meeting DSM-IV TR diagnostic criteria for OCD. Adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder OCD and obsessive compulsive symptoms OCS had religious practicing attitudes of 93.1 percent and 79.6 percent, with no difference (X2=0.07). Conclusion: Obsessive symptoms are common in adolescents; this finding emphasizes the importance of public awareness and adolescent screening for early detection and management. The religious attitudes of teenagers with obsessive compulsive disorder or just obsessive compulsive symptoms were not significantly different. The phenomenology of obsessions and compulsions, rather than their prevalence in the population, may be influenced by religious order and upbringing.

Author (S) Details

Ahmed Rady
Department of Psychiatry, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt and Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt.

Hoda Salama
Department of Psychiatry, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt and Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt.

Mervat Wagdy
High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria, Egypt.

Ahmed Ketat
Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt.

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