Archives for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Addiction

Research Updates in Psychiatry

ANTIPSYCHOTICS Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics Effective for Some Indications Over the past decade or so, atypical antipsychotic use has exploded, for both FDA approved indications and off-label treatments. A recent meta-analysis examined the efficacy (when compared to placebo), comparative effectiveness (when compared to another...
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Antidepressants

Research Updates in Psychiatry

TRICHOTILLOMANIA Olanzapine Effective for Trichotillomania Traditional treatment for trichotillomania involves medications used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examined if a dopaminergic agent—in this case olanzapine (Zyprexa)—would produce positive results. Researchers funded by Eli Lilly (the manufacturer of olanzapine) randomly...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

Psychotherapy for OCD

You’re a cutting edge psychiatrist. Not only are you great with meds, but you have a passing knowledge of CBT (cognitive-behavior therapy) techniques for the treatment of OCD. Sorry. You’re already behind the curve. “ERP,” and not CBT, are the current hot initials when...
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