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Case series: Adderall augmentation of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in childhood-onset obsessive compulsive disorder.

Authors
  • Owley, Thomas
  • Owley, Soyna
  • Leventhal, Bennett
  • Cook, Edwin H Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
165–171
Identifiers
PMID: 12188985
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Current pharmacological treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder involves the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, a large proportion of patients does not respond fully to these medications despite receiving optimal doses and concomitant cognitive-behavioral therapy. Finding efficacious augmentation strategies has become an important goal of researchers and clinicians working with this population. In this case series, we describe four patients with childhood-onset obsessive compulsive disorder, and with partial or no response to SSRI treatment, who subsequently had a reduction of their symptoms with Adderall augmentation.

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