A questionnaire study of schizotypy in obsessional states and other anxiety disorders

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  • Simon J. Enright
  • Gordon Claridge
  • Tony Beech
  • Susan M. Kemp-Wheeler

Colleges, School and Institutes


The Composite Schizotypy Questionnaire (CSTQ) was used to demonstrate that both clinical and non-clinical scales designed to measure schizophrenic-like (schizotypal) traits, clearly distinguished obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from a heterogeneous group comprising of those with other anxiety disorders (OAD). The 3-and 4-factor solutions to the CSTQ were applied to the current data and indicated that OCD subjects were significantly different from OAD on all of these subfactors of schizotypy. Most significant were factors of positive psychotic symptoms and cognitive disorganization. The implications of these results are discussed in relation to previous experimental studies relating OCD to schizotypy, and to the diagnostic classification of OCD as an anxiety disorder.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-194
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994