alexa Abstract | Obsessive-Compulsiveness in a Population of Tinnitus Patients

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to use the Maudsley Obsessional-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) to assess obsessive-compulsiveness in a population of 196 tinnitus patients and to correlate MOCI scores with measures of anxiety, depression, and tinnitus severity. Tinnitus severity was positively correlated with measures of anxiety and depression. Depression was positively correlated with MOCI and anxiety scores. MOCI scores exhibited weaker positive correlations with tinnitus severity and anxiety. Effective management of tinnitus requires identification of psychological disorders or symptoms when they are present so that patients can receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible. The MOCI can be used to assess obsessivecompulsiveness in tinnitus patients

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Author(s): Robert L Folmer Susan E Griest William Hal Martin

Keywords

anxiety, compulsive, depression, Maudsley, obsessive, tinnitus

 
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