[Neurobiology and pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder].


Obsessive-compulsive disorder belongs to anxiety disorders, with a prevalence of 2,5% in the general population. The pathogeny of the disorder includes a probable genetic component but of moderate importance. Neuroimaging studies showed a hyperactivity of the prefrontal cortex and the caudate nucleus which appears to reflect abnormalities in cerebral… (More)