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A preliminary randomized double blind clinical trial on the efficacy of celecoxib as an adjunct in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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PMID:  21329988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a common neuropsychiatric condition. Although a variety of pharmaceutical agents is available for its treatment, psychiatrists have found that many patients cannot either tolerate the side effects or respond to treatment adequately, or they may finally discontinue their treatment. However, augmentation strategies have been shown to have some benefits in the treatment of OCD. These include reducing both the overall cost of treatment and the side effects. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of celecoxib as an adjuvant agent in the treatment of OCD in an eight-week, double-blind and placebo controlled trial. To this aim, 25 patients were assigned to a study group and were given fluoxetine 20mg/day plus celecoxib 400mg/day (200mg BID). The control group included 25 patients who were given fluoxetine 20mg/day plus placebo. Both protocols significantly lowered the score of the Y-BOCS over the trial period. The combination of fluoxetine and celecoxib decreased the symptoms of obsession and compulsion significantly more than fluoxetine plus placebo. The results of this study suggest that celecoxib can be an effective adjuvant agent in the management of patients with OCD; therefore, anti-inflammatory therapies should be further investigated.
Mehdi Sayyah; Hatam Boostani; Siroos Pakseresht; Alireza Malayeri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0165-1781     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Education development center (EDC), Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran.
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