Effects of acute intravenous clomipramine on obsessive-compulsive symptoms and response to chronic treatment.


The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that obsessive-compulsive symptoms are temporarily worsened by acute intravenous clomipramine, suggesting that there is a basal hypersensitivity of serotonin (5-HT) receptors in obsessive-compulsive (OC) patients. We also investigated the relationship of the effects of acute (intravenous) and chronic (oral… (More)