Current Treatment Strategies of Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder

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Acta Medica International,2016,3,2,152-157.
Published:September 2016
Type:Review Article

Current Treatment Strategies of Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder

Donatella Marazziti, Federico Mucci, Liliana Dell’Osso

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pisa.

Abstract:

In the last decades, the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has dramatically improved with the introduction into the clinical practice of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, a large part of patients do not respond to first-line drugs and different augmentation strategies have been proposed. More recently, some non-pharmacological techniques have been proposed, but the evidence of effectiveness is just preliminary. In this paper, the most recent works on pharmacological and alternative treatments of OCD will be reviewed.

Donatella Marazziti