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J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1998 Oct;37(10):1110-6.

Summary of the practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Abstract

This summary provides an overview of the assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment recommendations contained in the Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD is a disorder of heterogeneous origin characterized by intrusive thoughts or compulsive urges or behaviors that are distressing, time-consuming, or functionally impairing. In children and adolescents, the disorder often is accompanied by a wide range of comorbidity. Two modalities have been systematically assessed and empirically shown to ameliorate the core symptoms of OCD: cognitive-behavioral therapy (primarily exposure/response prevention) and serotonin reuptake inhibitor medication. Additional individual and family psychotherapeutic, pharmacological, and educational interventions often are necessary.

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