Reply to Letter to the Editor "Risperidone May Worsen Fluoxetine-Treated OCD"
J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(5):256-256 [letter]
© Copyright 2015 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Purchase This PDF for $40.00
If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
(You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP online-only ($86) or print + online ($156 individual).
With your subscription, receive a free PDF collection of the NCDEU Festschrift articles. Hurry! This offer ends December 31, 2011.
If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
Click here to login.
Did you forget your password?
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send email
Sir: We read with interest the letter by Dr. Andrade describing a patient with SRI-refractory OCD whose symptoms were exacerbated after adjunctive risperidone was added to ongoing fluoxetine treatment. We urge caution, however, in making any conclusions about the efficacy or tolerability of risperidone augmentation of SRI treatment based on the reactions of a single patient. In addition to our study of risperidone augmentation in 26 SRI-refractory OCD patients, several other reports describe the therapeutic value of adding risperidone to an SRI or clomipramine for refractory OCD as well as related OCD-spectrum disorders, such as trichotillomania and Tourette’s syndrome.