Journal article

Treatment of refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder with nutraceuticals (TRON): a 20-week, open label pilot study.

Jerome Sarris, Gerard J Byrne, Georgina Oliver, Lachlan Cribb, Scott Blair-West, David Castle, Olivia M Dean, David A Camfield, Vlasios Brakoulias, Chad Bousman, Nathan Dowling, Carolyn Ee, Jenifer Murphy, Ranjit Menon, Michael Berk, Suneel Chamoli, Mark Boschen, Chee H Ng

CNS Spectr | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often challenging to treat and resistant to psychological interventions and prescribed medications. The adjunctive use of nutraceuticals with potential neuromodulatory effects on underpinning pathways such as the glutamatergic and serotonergic systems is one novel approach. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of a purpose-formulated combination of nutraceuticals in treating OCD: N-acetyl cysteine, L-theanine, zinc, magnesium, pyridoxal-5' phosphate, and selenium. METHODS: A 20-week open label proof-of-concept study was undertaken involving 28 participants with treatment-resistant DSM-5-diagnosed OCD, during 2017 to 2020. The pr..

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