olfactory reference syndrome


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olfactory reference syndrome

Psychiatry A condition in which a person complains of unpleasant odors emanating from the skin or from a specific body orifice, unrelated to any physiologic process. See Halitosis, Odors, Olfactory hallucination.
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Is olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) a delusional disorder that has somatic characteristics or an obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder?
Is olfactory reference syndrome an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder?
Patients with olfactory reference syndrome have high rates of clinical depression and other comorbid psychiatric disorders, and nearly half of them do not seek psychiatric treatment for their perceived order.
Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is a preoccupation with the belief that one emits a foul or offensive body odor that is not perceived by other people, said lead study investigator Dr.
Major Finding: Most patients with olfactory reference syndrome (85%) have concurrent major depressive disorder, and 44% have sought nonpsychiatric medical treatment for their perceived odor.
Data Source: A study of 20 patients with olfactory reference syndrome.
Flegar SJ, Vythilingum B, Stein DJ, Lochner C: Olfactory reference syndrome in DSM-V.
Davidson M, Mukherjee S: Progression of Olfactory Reference Syndrome to Mania: a case report.
Stein DJ, Le Roux L, Bouwer C, Van Heerden B: Is olfactory reference syndrome an obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Dr Lawrence does not explicitly consider a diagnosis of olfactory reference syndrome (ORS).
Successful treatment with amisulpride for the progression of olfactory reference syndrome to schizophrenia.