Citalopram plus reboxetine in treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder

Leonardo F. Fontenelle, Mauro V. Mendlowicz, Euripedes C. Miguel, Marcio Versiani

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Abstract

While serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) are the first-line treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as many as 40-60% of patients fail to respond to adequate trials with these drugs. In this study, we describe the case of a patient with an SRI-resistant OCD who was successfully treated with a combination of citalopram (a selective SRI) and reboxetine (a selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)). This report suggests that future studies accessing the efficacy of the SRI-SNRI combination in treatment resistant OCD are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalThe World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Citalopram
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Reboxetine

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