The Medical Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety

@article{Bandelow2008TheMT,
  title={The Medical Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety},
  author={Borwin Bandelow},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={37 - 46}
}
Abstract Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are first-line pharmacotherapy treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Clomipramine is effective in OCD but associated with more adverse events. Typically, higher doses of antidepressants are required for OCD. Up to 50% of patients do not respond to initial treatment of OCD. Treatment options for nonresponders include augmentation of antidepressants with atypical antipsychotics, among other strategies. First-line treatments… Expand
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