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Treatment Update of OCD

Current trends in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Lisa Bonavita   The Pennsylvania State University – College of Medicine November 2004   DSM-IV Diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Either Obsessions or Compulsions: Obsessions defined as all...

OCD – A Treatment Review

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic, waxing and waning, DSM-IV Axis I disorder in which patients have recurrent intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that increase their anxiety level. They usually relieve this anxiety with recurrent standardized behaviors (compulsions). These symptoms are ego-dystonic and cause significant distress in the patients’ lives.