A Study of Quality of Life and Co-Morbid Depression in Persons Suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Author(s): Ajay Kumar and S Nambi*
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the fourth commonest mental disorder with disability in severe cases often comparable to the disability associated with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. OCD is one of the top IO disabling disorders as reported by WHO. To assess relationship of depression on quality-of-life m persons suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. It is a comparative study; total sample size is 32 who satisfied the inclusion criteria and gave informed consent to be included in the study. The mean QOL scores in all domains were lower in the OCD than the control group. (Physical QOL, p=<0.001, Psychological QOL, p=<0.001, social QOL, p=0.001, environmental QOL, p=<0.001). this shows that quality of life is poorer in the OCD group in comparison to the control group. This current study indicates that the quality of life in persons suffering from OCD can be effectively improved by simultaneous treatment of OCD and co morbid depression.