Nonresponse to treatment in obsessive-compulsive disorder is common, associated with substantial impairment, and understudied. Little practical advice is available to clinicians on next-step treatment strategies for patients who have not responded well to 2 trials of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Available options include continuation of SSRI treatment, switching to another SSRI or selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, augmenting with atypical neuroleptics or cognitive-behavioral therapy, or utilizing novel treatment approaches. The authors synthesize state-of-the-art treatment and give practical advice for clinicians.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychiatry|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 6|
|State||Published - May 6 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health