Diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders

Bernardo Dell'Osso, A. C. Altamura, E. Mundo, D. Marazziti, Eric Hollander

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Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is currently recognised as one of the most common psychiatric disorders as well as one of the most disabling of all medical disorders. Obsessive-compulsive related disorders (OCRDs), often comorbid with OCD, include many distinct psychiatric conditions (i.e. some somatoform disorders, eating disorders, impulse control disorders and some neurological conditions) which have overlapping symptoms and compulsive qualities with OCD. Although effective treatments exist, OCD and related disorders are often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) represent the first-line treatment for OCD and related disorders. However, the time and the doses of the medications used in the treatment of OCD and related disorders differ from those recommended in depressive disorders. In addition, remission is not common for patients with OCD and related disorders in clinical practice, and poor responders as well as refractory cases may benefit from different treatment strategies including integrated treatment, pharmacological augmentation and brain stimulation techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Therapeutics
Psychiatry
Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Cognitive Therapy
Depressive Disorder
Pharmacology
Brain

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Diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders. / Dell'Osso, Bernardo; Altamura, A. C.; Mundo, E.; Marazziti, D.; Hollander, Eric.

In: International Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol. 61, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 98-104.

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Dell'Osso, Bernardo ; Altamura, A. C. ; Mundo, E. ; Marazziti, D. ; Hollander, Eric. / Diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders. In: International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2007 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 98-104.
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