Tag Archives: SSRI’s

OCD and Chemical Imbalance

While the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is not actually known, many professionals and lay people often attribute the disorder to a chemical imbalance. SSRIs, which are medications that affect serotonin, are known to reduce symptoms in a good number of … Continue reading

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Treatment-Resistant OCD

Over the years I have received emails from people with obsessive-compulsive disorder who tell me their OCD is treatment resistant. In some cases they have been told this by a professional, and in other instances people have come to this … Continue reading

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OCD Research Study

If you are currently on medication to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, you may be eligible to participate in a new study sponsored by the NIMH.  Basically, the purpose of the study is to determine if participants benefit from adding Exposure Response … Continue reading

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OCD, Medication, and Side Effects

I recently came across this article which talks about a Korean study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. In a nutshell, researchers determined that second-generation antipsychotics (SGA), which are also known as atypical antipsychotics, cause symptoms of OCD … Continue reading

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Activation Syndrome

  You know how they have those commercials on TV for SSRI’s (antidepressants)?  There’s usually a person by themselves, gazing out of the window and looking depressed. Fast forward after taking the advertised medication, and this same person is out and … Continue reading

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