Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents: a taxonomic-dimensional analysis.

01 May 2010 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
childhood adolescence personality dimensions personality pathology obsessive-compulsive symptoms
Project description

The preset proposal aims a conceptualization and delineation of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents from a dimensional developmental perspective. A bottom-up taxonomic analysis will be conducted to obtain a comprehensive itempool of developmental and age-specific indicators of OC-features at young age, followed by a psychometric analysis of the underlying dimensional structure. Associations of these dimensions with general personality and early manifestations of personality pathology will be examined to increase insight in the continuity of Axis-I and Axis-II disorders.