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J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2000 May;41(4):419-31.

Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents.

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  • 1National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda 20892-1600, USA. Rapoport@helix.nih.gov

Abstract

This paper reviews the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents. Focusing on clinical features of the disorder and its treatment particular to pediatric onset, diagnosis, assessment, and behavioral, pharmacological, as well as new investigative treatments are covered. Adaptation of cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescents, use of augmenting agents in drug treatment, and subtyping of OCD cases are developments relevant for current practice.

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