Rapid Resolution of Obsessions After an Infusion of Intravenous Ketamine in a Patient With Treatment-Resistant Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(4):567-569 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
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To the Editor: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a leading cause of illness-related disability. Identifying more effective treatments with faster onset of action would be a major advance. Medications thought to modulate the glutamate system are promising new agents; for example, open trials of riluzole, memantine, and minocycline as augmentation to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) suggest that up to half of OCD patients may experience reductions in symptoms.