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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160-162

Seasonal obsessive-compulsive disorder

1 Department of Psychiatry, Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
2 Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ajay Kumar Bakhla
Department of Psychiatry, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi - 834 009, Jharkhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.151701

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A case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with seasonal variation in symptoms of 10-years duration is reported because of its rarity. The phenomenology of the observed disorder was obsessions related to dirt and contamination resulting in washing compulsions with onset in October and complete resolution in April-May every year. The patient responded to phototherapy along with exposure and response prevention therapy and pharmacotherapy.

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