The Schizophrenia-OCD Overlap
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 19, Number 10, October 2021
Topics: Antipsychotics | Aripiprazole | Clozapine | Comorbidity | Diagnosis | Lamictal | Lamotrigine | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | OCD | olanzapine | Pharmacology Tips | polypharmacy | Quetiapine | Risperidone | Schizoaffective disorder | Schizophrenia
Michael Poyurovsky, MD
Ma’ale HaCarmel Mental Health Center, Tirat Carmel, Israel; Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Dr. Poyurovsky has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
OCD and schizophrenia often overlap, but treatment of this comorbidity is risky terrain. Dr. Poyurovsky explains when antidepressants should be avoided and details which antipsychotics are more likely to exacerbate OCD and which ones are more likely to help it.