Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108148
Title: Pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder
Authors: Ko, S.-M. 
Issue Date: 1995
Source: Ko, S.-M. (1995). Pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder. British Journal of Clinical Practice 49 (1) : 36-39. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Previously thought of as merely an interesting syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder is now estimated to afflict 1%-2% of the world's population. Over the past decade extensive research into the epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of this condition has greatly improved its prognosis. This is largely due to the development of the serotonergic group of antidepressants, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which have consistently demonstrated antiobsessional properties. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and lithium have also contributed to the amelioration of symptoms in some patients. Other pharmacological treatment, often prescribed in combination with the SSRIs, include the antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, and anticonvulsants.
Source Title: British Journal of Clinical Practice
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108148
ISSN: 00070947
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