An anxiety disorder characterized by pathologic obsessions (recurrent intrusive thoughts, ideas, or images) and compulsions (repetitive, ritualistic behaviors or mental acts) causing...
Patients present with obsessions, compulsions or both, which cause marked distress, are time-consuming (>1 hr/day), and cause significant occupational/social impairment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) composed of exposure with response prevention and cognitive therapy is recommended as first-line treatment (3)[A].
Five phases of treatment...
Y-BCOS survey to track progress (5)
Continue medication 1 to 2 years at full dose, the taper of 12%–25% q 1–2 mo.
F42 Obsessive-compulsive disorder
F63.9 Impulse disorder, unspecified
F63.0 Pathological gambling
F63.89 Other impulse disorders
191736004 Obsessive-compulsive disor...
CBT is the initial treatment of choice for mild OCD.
CBT plus an SSRI or an SSRI alone is the treatment choice for more severe OCD.
The majority of patients with OCD respond to first SSR...
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