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Table 2 Symptom intensity, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and avoidance behavior related to COVID-19

From: The immediate effect of COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder

COVID-19 questionnaire CG data
N = 65 (%), mean (SD)
SG data
N = 37 (%), mean (SD)
Symptom intensity
 Increased severity N = 29 (44.6%), 3.21 (1.78) N = 27 (73%), 4.19 (2.62)
 Unchanged severity N = 24 (36.9%) N = 3 (8.1%)
 Reduced severity N = 12 (18.5%) -3.42 (2.94) N = 7 (18.9%), −3.71 (3.04)
 Anxiety increased N = 21 (32.3%) N = 20 (54.1%)
 Depressive symptoms increased N = 22 (33.8%) N = 16 (43.2%)
 Avoidance behavior increased N = 12 (18.5%)  
 New OCD symptoms N = 10 (15.4%)  
 COVID-19 part of OCD N = 10 (15.4%) 13 (35.1%)