Distonia primária e transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo

Translated title of the contribution: Primary dystonia and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Fernando Machado Vilhena Dias, Ana G. Hounie, Humberto Corrêa, Antonio Lucio Teixeira

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Objective: Patients with primary dystonia have been reported to have a major incidence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The objective of the present work is to review the studies that investigated the association between OCD and primary dystonia. Methods: Articles that correlated both conditions, including case-control and descriptive studies as well as case-reports and series, were selected. Articles were searched on Medline and Lilacs. Results: Twelve articles were found, and eight were case-control studies. In half of case-control studies, obsessive-compulsive symptoms were more common in patients with dystonia than controls, while in the other half there was no such a difference. Conclusion: As the results are controversial, definite conclusion regarding the association between dystonia and OCD cannot be established.

Translated title of the contributionPrimary dystonia and obsessive-compulsive disorder
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Basal ganglia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Primary dystonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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