Pharmacotherapy of obsessive compulsive disorder.

  title={Pharmacotherapy of obsessive compulsive disorder.},
  author={Wayne K. Goodman and Christopher J. McDougle and Lawrence H. Price},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={53 Suppl},
The authors briefly review studies of the efficacy of potent serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) (e.g., clomipramine, fluvoxamine) in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and compare the use of antidepressants in the treatment of depression and OCD. They propose an algorithm for those patients with OCD who fail to respond to an adequate trial with a potent SRI and discuss the promise and limitations of adding tryptophan, fenfluramine, lithium, buspirone, or a neuroleptic to ongoing SRI therapy… CONTINUE READING


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