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Current treatment options for pediatric OCD include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), pharmacotherapy, or both. According to the AACAP practice parameters 2012 5 , CBT is recommended as the first-line treatment for mild to moderate cases of OCD in children. In guesthouses yorkshire more severe cases, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be added to CBT. These recommendations are based on the numerous studies that have shown the efficacy and acceptability of CBT, including well-conducted systematic trials 6 -10. A meta-analysis 11 of five randomized controlled trials of CBT in mayrhofen guesthouses children (N161) found a large mean pooled effect size for CBT of 1.45 (95% confidence interval CI 0.682.22).

In addition, CBT has guesthouses ubud been demonstrated to be effective when guesthouses in ennis delivered individually, or using a family-based or group-setting approach 12 -15. Besides being the first-line treatment for OCD, CBT has other advantages, particularly related to patients with comorbid disorders, for example, comorbid tic disorders were found to adversely impact treatment outcome of SSRIs, but not knysna guesthouses that of CBT 16.

In addition, group CBT was found to be effective for youth with complex comorbid conditions, including depression, attention deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) 12.

Current practice parameters recommend addition of pharmacotherapy to CBT for more severe cases of the disorder. Although addition of pharmacotherapy to CBT confers additional benefit 10 ,17 , many children still fail to respond guesthouses rye to the combined treatment and remain symptomatic.

In guesthouses yorkshire recent clinical intervention studies investigating CBT, pharmacological treatment, or the combination of both in pediatric OCD, results indicated remission rates of 39% with CBT, and from 54% to a maximum of 69% with the combination therapy 10 ,17.

This emphasizes the guesthouses nairobi need to further investigate the factors that affect treatment outcome and devise novel strategies (based on these factors) for treating pediatric OCD.

Among the many factors that were anticipated to be predictors of treatment outcome, OCD severity, OCD-related functional impairment, insight, comorbid externalizing symptoms, and family accommodation (FA) were found to be significant 18. However, many of these aspects of OCD with the ability to influence treatment response that are particularly relevant in the pediatric OCD context, including comorbid disorders, insight, and family factors, remain understudied.

We, therefore, undertook this study to investigate insight and FA as two important modifiable factors associated with pediatric OCD that may serve as guesthouses yorkshire critical targets of intervention and to study the interrelations between these factors and, age, duration of illness, sex, comorbidity, disease severity, symptom severity, and functional impairment.

Insight is the recognition of obsessions and compulsions of OCD as unreasonable or excessive.

According to the American Psychiatric Association 1 , adults can be diagnosed as having OCD only if they have an intact insight into their symptoms.

This is in contrast to the requirement in guesthouses yorkshire children, who can be diagnosed with OCD even if they have poor insight.

Poor insight is recognized as a predictor of worse treatment outcomes in both adult and pediatric OCD 18. Patients with poor insight, due to their inability to recognize the excessiveness and irrationality of their thoughts, may be less able to challenge their thoughts and less motivated to seek and participate in guesthouses super mare treatment and, consequently, have worse prognosis 19.

Literature on poor insight is limited in adults and, to a greater extent, in children.

Poor insight in adult OCD patients was found to be associated with more compulsions, positive family history of OCD 20 , early onset of symptoms, longer duration of illness, garden route guesthouses increased symptom severity 21 and functional impairment 22 , and higher comorbidity, particularly depressive symptoms and schizotypal personality disorder 23 ,24. In addition, patients with poor insight had lower metacognition subscale scores 25 , impaired neurodevelopment 26 and were found to have difficulty in adequately processing conflicting guesthouses yorkshire information, updating their memory with sheffield guesthouses rectified information, and subsequently accessing this corrective information to modify their irrational beliefs 27.

Results guesthouses in belfast of the two main guesthouses in ermelo studies that investigated the clinical correlates of insight in pediatric OCD were mildly incongruent to each other. 19 found higher levels of OCD severity, OCD-related functional aberdeen guesthouses impairment (parent-rated), guesthouses bournemouth and FA in patients with low insight, while no differences were found between the ages of patients with high and low insight.

28 found that insight correlated positively with age.

However, insight was found not to be associated with OCD symptom severity, OCD age of onsetillness duration, family guesthouses yorkshire history of OCD, parental OCD symptoms, the presence of DSM-IV anxietyticADHD disorders, and gender.

Poorer insight in patients was linked to poorer intellectual functioning and decreased perception of control over their environment, higher levels of depressive symptoms, and lower levels of adaptive functioning. Given that insight in children with OCD needs to be studied further, we guesthouses yorkshire planned to investigate the relationship of insight with clinical and family characteristics in pediatric OCD patients.