Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Improving prognosis through therapy and drug treatment.


Journal Article

An estimated three to seven million Americans suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder at some time in their lives. Until recently, obsessive compulsive disorder was considered refractory to most treatments. However, recent studies indicate a better prognosis with behavioral therapy, antidepressant medications, or both. Behavioral treatment is generally more effective for compulsions than for obsessions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goli, V; Krishnan, R; Ellinwood, E

Published Date

  • June 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 /

Start / End Page

  • 1449 - 1455

PubMed ID

  • 21229040

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21229040

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-350X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada