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Assessment and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

Assessment and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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Assessment and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Author(s):

Gagan Joshi

and Daniel A. Geller

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195398212.003.0035
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date: 20 October 2020

Chapter 35 discusses recent advances in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) research include large family-genetic studies; elaboration of phenotypic dimensions; description of coexisting disorders and their moderating effects on treatment response and outcome; research on immune-based neuropsychiatric causes; randomized controlled trials of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), as well as concern and scrutiny regarding safety of these SSRIs in children; the fi rst large-scale randomized controlled trials of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT); and new approaches in behavior therapy including intensive in- and out-patient treatment, family-based treatment, group therapy, and behavioral intervention for very young children with OCD.

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