Journal article

The use of psychotropic agents for the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Vlasios Brakoulias, Vladan Starcevic, David Berle, Denise Milicevic, Karen Moses, Anthony Hannan, Peter Sammut, Andrew Martin

Australasian Psychiatry | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of psychotropic agents in a sample of subjects with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and in particular the differences associated with different OCD symptoms. METHOD: A total of 154 subjects participated in a study assessing OCD symptom subtypes, called the Nepean OCD Study. In addition to a comprehensive evaluation of the subjects' OCD symptoms using the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), Vancouver Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (VOCI), and the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS), the subjects' medication history was recorded. The association between symptom severity, disability, OCD symptom subtypes and the use of psychotropic agents was examined...

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