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Pharmacotherapy

Dan J. Stein and Naomi A. Fineberg

in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199204601
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199606917 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204601.003.0004

Series: Oxf Psychiatry Library Series Paper

Pharmacotherapy

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• First-line treatment should be with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for most cases • The treatment effect emerges slowly and gradually over weeks and months • Long-term treatment protects against relapse • Strategies for SRI-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are under investigation

Chapter.  7972 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Pharmacology

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