Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Psychiatry. 1997 Apr;58(4):159-63.

Fluvoxamine in the treatment of compulsive buying.

Author information

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242-1000, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The authors report the results of an open trial of fluvoxamine in the treatment of compulsive buying.

METHOD:

Ten nondepressed subjects were recruited through word-of-mouth and rnet restrictive inclusion/exclusion criteria. Subjects were assessed with the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale modified for compulsive buying, the Clinical Global Impression scale, and other measures. After a single-blind 1-week placebo run-in, subjects received fluvoxamine up to 300 mg daily for 9 weeks.

RESULTS:

Nine of 10 subjects improved and were less preoccupied with shopping, spent less time shopping, and reported spending less money.

CONCLUSION:

We conclude that compulsive buyers can be recruited for research and their symptoms measured and monitored and, finally, that fluvoxamine may be effective in its treatment.

PMID:
9164426
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
    Loading ...
    Support Center