Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

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Quality of Life in Anxiety Disorders: A Comparison of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder in Light of Demographic Variables in Saudi Arabia

Objective: The aim of this study is compared to the quality of life among patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) in light of demographic variables.

Methods: A sample study of (41) patients with OCD patients and (50) patients with SAD, total sample of these study is (91) patient, Their distribution is (7) OCD and (5) SAD Clinic patients from King Fahd University Hospital in Al Khobar and (12) OCD and (11) SAD Clinic patients from Al Amal Complex for Mental Health in Dammam and (14) OCD and (23) SAD clinic patients from Psychiatric clinics in primary health care centers in Dammam and Al Khobar and (11) OCD and (8) SAD clinic patients from Abha Mental Health Hospital. The percentage of males and (51%) female (49%), and the average age was (48) years were evaluated using the Y-BOCS, FNE and QOL Scale.

Results: Quality of life among all patients with OCD and SAD is Low. Our study finding revealed that there are no statistically significant differences between patients of OCD and SAD in terms of quality of life. Our finding revealed that there are no statistically significant differences in the quality of life among patients with OCD depending on the gender, age, marital status and educational level.

Conclusion: The findings of these study confirmed the impairment in quality of life among patients with OCD and SAD. In this current study, no statistically significant differences in the quality of life among patients with OCD and social phobia in all dimensional scale of quality of life and no statistically significant differences among patients with OCD or SAD due to the variables of gender, age, marital status and education was observed.

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