Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent and intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. It interferes with the social and occupational functioning of patients, and thereby causes serious affliction for patients and their family members. Personality profile of an individual is found to have a bearing on the vulnerability to develop a specific psychopathology. The inter relationship of personality with the predisposition to develop a psychopathology is explained by various models like a predisposition model. OCD being a complex disorder has been seen to be influenced by specific personality types, as regards its psychopathology and treatment and outcome. Studies have tried to establish a relationship between personality traits and OCD.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on September, 2014