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Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: No - strattera (atomoxetine) is a treatment for adhd. There are some people who have both adhd and ocd, and it would not be unusual for them to take strattera (atomoxetine). However, strattera (atomoxetine) itself is not a treatment for ocd.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Stimulant: Strattera (atomoxetine) by definition is a stimulant, which essentially speeds up, or stimulates the nervous system. OCD sufferers are typically medicated with anti-anxiety medications, which essentially slow down the nervous system. Therefore, I would say strattera (atomoxetine) is not likely used for OCD.

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