OCD

Does insight have specific correlation with symptom dimensions in OCD?

Cherian AV, Narayanaswamy JC, Srinivasaraju R, Viswanath B, Math SB, Kandavel T, et al. Does insight have specific correlation with symptom dimensions in OCD?. J Affect Disord. 2012;138(3):352-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.01.017. PubMed PMID: 22331022.

Genoa Neuropsychiatric Pharmacy Learning Module: Anxiety Disorders (OCD/GAD, PTSD, Panic)

At the end of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Evaluate whether the patient meets DSM-IV-TR criteria for an anxiety disorder [generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)] given a case example.
  2. Interpret common rating scales in the evaluation and management of anxiety disorders.
  3. Distinguish differences in pharmacology, kinetics, efficacy, dosing, adverse effects, and drug interactions of benzodiazepines in the management of anxiety disorders.
  4. Compare the efficacy, dosing, and adverse effects of the serotonergic antidepressants, and the role of antipsychotics in the management of anxiety disorders.
  5. Evaluate whether patient and professional education is optimal to facilitate safe and effective drug therapy for anxiety disorders. (DII)
  6. Using practice guidelines, develop a pharmacotherapy plan, including dosing and duration of therapy, and nonpharmacologic treatments, for a patient with anxiety disorders.
  7. Discuss the role of pharmacotherapy in the management of anxiety disorders in special populations (e.g., children, elderly patients and pregnancy).
  8. Resolve potential drug-related problems in patients with anxiety disorders.
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A multivariate twin study of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions.

Iervolino AC, Rijsdijk FV, Cherkas L, Fullana MA, Mataix-Cols D. A multivariate twin study of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011;68(6):637-44. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.54. PubMed PMID: 21646580.