n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Obsessive compulsive disorder : The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) Treatment Guidelines for Psychiatric Disorders




This guideline focuses on the pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is characterised by obsessions and compulsions. A number of other disorders are also characterised by repetitive thoughts and rituals and may also respond to modifications of standard OCD treatment. These so-called OCD spectrum disorders include body dysmorphic disorder (characterised by recurrent concerns with imagined ugliness), hypochondriasis (characterised by recurrent concerns with imagined illness), trichotillomania (characterised by recurrent hair-pulling), and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The has a new chapter on obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, which includes several of these conditions.


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