Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in a Mentally Challenged Adult: A Case Report

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Sir: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a comorbidity was earlier considered to be very unusual among mentally retarded individuals.1,2 However, current literature review reveals that OCD does occur at rates at least proportional to the general population but often remains undetected and untreated among individuals with developmental disabilities.3 Herein, we describe the case of a patient with mild mental retardation and OCD, who responded to behavioral therapy.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2009;11(3):126-127 [letter]