Update on OCD treatment finds support for therapy – but also for new treatments

Update on OCD treatment finds support for therapy – but also for new treatments

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on 4-4-17. This article reviews 719 studies published from 2011 two September, 2016. 27 of these studies were assessed as meeting criteria for adequate statistical methods, and were included in this review. The article notes that OCD has been revised for DSM 5 by categorizing it separately from anxieties disorders.

The article also notes that both psychological treatment using CBT and medication treatment with SSRIs continued to be found to be effective. The authors also note, however, that online-based CBT treatment for OCD and some new treatments, including ketamine, adjunctive use of neuroleptics, deep-brain stimulation and neurosurgical appellation are gaining support for use with treatment-resistant OCD.

Abstract of the article is available online. Access to the full article requires either of subscription to JAMA or paying a fee.

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