Review on obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • G Venkata Nagaraju Assistant Professor, Dept.of Pharmacy Practice, SIMS College of Pharmacy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
    drnagaraju.gv@gmail.com
    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1587-0530
  • Shaik Karishma B.Pharmacy final year, SIMS College of Pharmacy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Pothavarapu Tanuja B.Pharmacy final year, SIMS College of Pharmacy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Kaki Sri Sushma B.Pharmacy final year, SIMS College of Pharmacy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Shaik Sumayya B.Pharmacy final year, SIMS College of Pharmacy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Vinodula Sumanth Shekar B.Pharmacy final year, SIMS College of Pharmacy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract

OCD is a syndrome characterized by obsessions and compulsions, as well as other neuropsychiatric features, and is often associated with primary psychiatric disorders and various neurologic conditions. If severe, OCD can seriously interfere with the patient’s quality of life. The mainstay of treatment is psychotherapy, especially cognitive-behavioural therapy, and pharmacologic interventions, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Unfortunately, a significant proportion of patients are refractory to these treatment modalities. A new understanding abuts the neurobiology of OCD has led to novel investigational treatments, especially neuromodulation techniques.

Keywords: obsessions, compulsions, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, cognitive-behavioural therapy

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Gorre, V. N., K. Shaik, T. Pothavarapu, S. S. Kaki, S. Shaik, and S. S. Vinodula. “Review on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”. World Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 4, no. 3, May 2022, pp. 45-47, doi:10.37022/wjcmpr.v4i3.216.
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