New treatment options for OCD.

  title={New treatment options for OCD.},
  author={Naomi Anne Fineberg},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice},
  volume={11 Suppl 2},
Pharmacological management of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is achieved using drugs that inhibit the synaptic uptake of serotonin, such as clomipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant, and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Recent studies suggest that the improved tolerability profile of the SSRIs relative to clomipramine may offer a more suitable treatment choice. Escitalopram, the therapeutically active S-enantiomer of citalopram, is the most selective SSRI currently… CONTINUE READING