Are there anticompulsive or antiphobic drugs? Review of the evidence.

@article{Marks1983AreTA,
  title={Are there anticompulsive or antiphobic drugs? Review of the evidence.},
  author={I. Marks},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1983},
  volume={143},
  pages={
          338-47
        }
}
  • I. Marks
  • Published 1983 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
Review of 19 uncontrolled studies of antidepressants in phobic and in obsessive-compulsive disorders suggests that such drugs do not act reliably in the absence of symptoms of anxiety-depression (dysphoria). In dysphoric patients the drugs have a broad-spectrum effect, not only reducing phobias and rituals but also anxiety-depression, panic, anger, and hostility, all of which are highly intercorrelated, but none yet demonstrated to be the core disturbance. Phobics, but not obsessive-compulsives… CONTINUE READING

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