ROCD on the Expert Opinions page of the International OCD foundation website:
We added helpful norms for the ROCI and PROCSI on the our measure page.
See http://new.rocd.net/initial-findings/ for description of the studies !
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New findings submitted for publication!
Introduction. Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD) is marked by the presence of obsessions and compulsions focusing on romantic relationships. ROCD symptoms were previously linked with decreased relationship quality and might interfere with sexual functioning.
Aim. To examine the association between ROCD symptoms and sexual satisfaction.
Methods. Participants completed an online survey assessing ROCD symptoms, relationship and sexual satisfaction levels. Depression, general worry, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms and attachment orientation were also measured.
Results. ROCD symptoms were associated with decreased sexual satisfaction over and above symptoms of depression, general worry, OCD and attachment orientation. The link between ROCD symptoms and sexual satisfaction was mediated by relationship satisfaction.
Conclusions. Identifying and addressing ROCD symptoms may be important for treatment of sexual functioning.
Results on the reciprocal relationship between partner-focused and relationship-centered obsessive-compulsive (OC) phenomena over time have been added to the initial results page.