As the regime became not only obsessive but compulsive, insistent on obedience to a set of illogical, incommensurate, and administratively impossible categories of race and parentage, Cape musicians, singers, and jazz lovers were exploring the limits and consequences of obsessiveness.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: Theory and Management.
The Obsessive Personality: Origins, Dynamics, and Therapy.
Keywords: Obsession, Compulsion, Depression, Obsessive compulsive symptoms.
Obsessions along with compulsions are central symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
There are other psychiatric disorders in which obsessive and compulsive symptoms are present and need further exploration and explanation.
It is projected to be second leading cause of morbidity by the year 2020.10 The research on the subject of depression with obsessive and compulsive symptoms is scarce in Pakistan and no such study has been done in our institution to date.
A clinical psychologist, with masters or equivalent degree in psychology and one-year training in psychiatry, administered Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II)12 and Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)13 to each patient.
Table-2: Frequency of obsessive compulsive symptoms in depression.