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Treating refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: what to do when conventional treatment fails?
Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and impairing condition. A very small percentage of patients become asymptomatic after treatment. The purpose of this paper was to review the alternative therapies available for OCD when conventional treatment fails. Data were extracted from controlled clinical studies (evidence-based medicine) published on the MEDLINE and Science Citation Index/Web of Science databases between 1975 and 2012. Findings are discussed and suggest that cliniciansdoi:10.1590/s2237-60892013000100004 pmid:25923183 fatcat:h5hojxjvzjchxla5d4egwosp7i