A 51-year-old male asked:
Is lexapro (escitalopram) an effective treatment for ocd?
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Psychiatry 44 years experience
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Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes, not best: OCD's, optimum treatment is a combo of high doses SSRI's, i.e. either escitalopram (lexapro) or fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, citalopram, fluvoxamine or chlomipramine (choice depends on side effect profile) and Cognitive bahavioral therapy. Any agent used is to be increased to max tolerated dose til optimal therapeutic response. Anxiolitics, like clonazepam can be added if needed.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2018
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