What is it about?

It is a comprehensive review of drug treatment of OCD, updated to 2019, which takes into account all controlled trials of OCD with drugs, including augmentation strategies and drug combinations. It also contains an algorithm that allows clinicians to choose the best suited treatment strategy. Useful for psychiatrists who treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Why is it important?

The paper explains drug treatment strategies informed on the supposed pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Perspectives

By dealing with pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder, it leaves a window open to future pharmacological interventions and anticipates what could be a pesonalised approach to the treatment of this often treatment-resistant disorder.

Dr Georgios D. Kotzalidis
Sapienza University, NESMOS Department

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This page is a summary of: Psychopharmacological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Current Neuropharmacology, July 2019, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1570159x16666180813155017.
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