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Current management of obsessive and phobic states

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2011
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Title
Current management of obsessive and phobic states
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2011
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s17032
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Authors

Serena Goljevscek

Abstract

Obsessional states show an average point prevalence of 1%-3% and a lifetime prevalence of 2%-2.5%. Most treatment-seeking patients with obsessions continue to experience significant symptoms after 2 years of prospective follow-up. A significant burden of impairment, distress, and comorbidity characterize the course of the illness, leading to an increased need for a better understanding of the nature and management of this condition. This review aims to give a representation of the current pharmacological and psychotherapeutic strategies used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Antidepressants (clomipramine and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are generally the first-line choice used to handle obsessional states, showing good response rates and long-term positive outcomes. About 40% of patients fail to respond to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. So far, additional pharmacological treatment strategies have been shown to be effective, ie, administration of high doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, as well as combinations of different drugs, such as dopamine antagonists, are considered efficacious and well tolerated strategies in terms of symptom remission and side effects. Psychotherapy also plays an important role in the management of obsessive-compulsive disorder, being effective for a wide range of symptoms, and many studies have assessed its long-term efficacy, especially when added to appropriate pharmacotherapy. In this paper, we also give a description of the clinical and psychological features likely to characterize patients refractory to treatment for this illness, with the aim of highlighting the need for greater attention to more patient-oriented management of the disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 4%
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 23 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Researcher 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Other 5 20%
Unknown 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 5 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 8 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2015.
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#1,391,233
of 5,493,570 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#310
of 1,179 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,795
of 79,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#6
of 30 outputs
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