Sunday, April 14, 2013

For OCD, CBT May Be More Effective Than Add-On Antipsychotic | Psych Central News

For OCD patients, taking the antipsychotic drug risperidone (Risperdal) as an add-on drug is no more effective than placebo in those who failed to respond to a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) alone, according to a new study.
On the other hand, adding cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) — particularly one with exposure and ritual prevention — was significantly more effective than either placebo or risperidone.
“The big message is not that antipsychotic augmentation of SRIs never works, but that it only works in a small subset.


For OCD, CBT May Be More Effective Than Add-On Antipsychotic | Psych Central News

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