Other Specified Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Other specified Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder are a group of disorders (some with cultural component) with prominent symptoms characteristic of OCD, including:

  • Body dysmorphic-like disorder with actual flaws
  • Body dysmorphic-like disorder without repetitive behaviors
  • Body-focused repetitive behavior disorder (e.g. - nail/lip biting, cheek chewing)
  • Obsessional jealousy
  • Shubo-kyofu (excessive fear of having a bodily deformity)
  • Koro (fear that penis or vulva/nipples will recede into body)
  • Jikoshu-kyofu (fear of having offensive body odour)

Common in Japan/Korea, characterized by a fear that one's appearance/behaviors are embarrassing or are offensive to others.

Preoccupation with belief of having foul/offensive body odour. There are repetitive behaviours in response to odour concerns (e.g. - washing, comparing to others). Can cause significant distress/impairment.