Nov 24, 1999

Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: effective treatment with paroxetine

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie
A V RavindranH Anisman


To examine whether, like pure obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders are treatable with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Case histories of patients prescribed paroxetine for compulsive collecting, skin-picking, and trichotillomania were reviewed. All patients were successfully treated with paroxetine. Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders may share a serotonin-related dysfunction, and SSRIs may prove effective in their treatment.

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Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor [EPC]
Serotonin Measurement
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Paroxetine, trans-(+)-Isomer
Serotonin Syndrome
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug

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