NARSAD Grantee and Colleagues Create New Model for Treatment of OCD

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Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.

Currently, there is only one type of medication that has been shown to be effective in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SRIs), including clomipramine, have been shown to reduce symptoms in 40% - 60% of patients with OCD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has also been shown to be effective.

“Now that we have this model, we actually could pursue these ideas for better treatments in a disease where there is only one successful pharmocological monotherapy,” said NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.

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