Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Research Update

SSRIs vs SNRIs in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: Which Are More Tolerable?

Topics: Anxiety | efficacy | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | OCD | Serotonin Norepinephine Reuptake Inhibitors | Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors | Side Effects | SNRIs | SSRIs

REVIEW OF: Mills JA and Strawn JR, J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2020;59(11):1240–1251 STUDY Type: Meta-analysis For children with anxiety disorders and OCD, SSRIs produce faster and greater improvement than SNRIs (Strawn JR et al, J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2018;57(4):235–244.e2). Unfortunately, adverse effects slow down our dose

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Research Update

Long-Term Treatment Response in Pediatric OCD

Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors

REVIEW OF: Melin K et al, J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2020;59(2):244–253 OCD affects 1%–4% of children and adolescents and can be chronically debilitating in 40%–60% of cases. The well-known Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS) published in 2004 showed that CBT and sertraline had comparable benefits over 12 weeks of treatment; however

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