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Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Tattooing and Bizarre Sexual Practices

  • Richard Caplan (a1), Judith Komaromi (a2) and Mike Rhodes (a3)
Abstract
Background

A case is presented describing an association between obsessive–compulsive disorder, tattooing and unusual sexual practices.

Method

A single case report.

Conclusions

Tattooing and unusual sexual practices are compulsive behaviours associated with the subject's obsessive–compulsive disorder. Such associations have not previously been described in the literature.

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Dr R. Caplan, Southern General Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF
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Gittleson, N. L., Wallen, G. D. & Dawson-Butterworth, K. (1969) The tattooed psychiatric patient. British Journal of Psychiatry, 115, 12491257.
Inch, I. & Huws, R. (1993) Tattooed female psychiatric patients. Psychiatric Bulletin, 162, 128129.
Raspa, R. F. & Cusack, J. (1990) Psychiatric implications of tattoos. American Family Physician, 41, 14811486.
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The British Journal of Psychiatry
  • ISSN: 0007-1250
  • EISSN: 1472-1465
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Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Tattooing and Bizarre Sexual Practices

  • Richard Caplan (a1), Judith Komaromi (a2) and Mike Rhodes (a3)
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