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The clinician rated CY-BOCS scale is more sensitive than the self-reported LOI-CV in children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder

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Q How sensitive are clinician administered and self-reported surveys in the diagnosis of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?


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Cohort study.

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Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; timeframe not stated.

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81 children and adolescents with DSM-IV OCD (mean age 11.5 years, mean age of OCD onset 8.3 years).

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Leyton Obsessional Inventory—Child Version (LOI-CV) survey form self-report: participants completed the 44 item children and adolescent version of the Leyton Obsessional Inventory for current OCD symptoms prior to clinical assessment, without assistance. The LOI-CV items fall into three subgroups: symptoms (each item scored 0 or 1), interference (each item scored 0–3) and resistance (each item scored 0–3). The shorter form of the LOI-CV, the …

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  • For correspondence: Daniel Geller, Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Program, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2000, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA; dageller{at}

  • Source of funding: National Institutes of Mental Health.

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