Medscape Oct. 27, 2004.
News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
Combined cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) with sertraline may be best for adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to the results of a randomized trial published in the Oct. 27 issue of JAMA. ï¿½The empirical literature on treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents supports the efficacy of short-term OCD-specific cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or medical management with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ([S]SRIs),ï¿½ write John S. March, MD, MPH, from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues from the Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS) Team. ï¿½However, little is known about their relative and combined efficacy.ï¿½ Læs resten