SSRIs as a treatment for OCD

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  • Created on: 14-05-19 13:20
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  • SSRIs
    • standard treatment for OCD
    • type of antidepresso
    • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
    • Serotonin released by presynaptic neuron, across synapse, conveying message to postsynaptic neuron
    • prevent the reabsorbtion of serotonin, increasing its levels
    • effective - Soomro compared to placebos, SSRIs significantly better
    • cost-effective, non-disruptive
    • works best combined with CBT
    • Alternatives - Tricylics and SNRIs - side effects, reserved

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