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Re: Do NRIs and Stimulants make OCD worse?

Posted by linkadge on November 30, 2020, at 17:08:50

In reply to Do NRIs and Stimulants make OCD worse?, posted by Skeletor on November 30, 2020, at 15:37:42

Not necessarily. There is some genetic link between OCD and ADHD. In recent genetic studies it was shown that there was some overlap in the genes for the two. I know that stimulants have sometimes been used successfully as adjuncts to SSRIs for OCD.

Of course could, but you'd have to try and see. I think the amphetamines would be (possibly) less likely to induce OCD as they have serotonergic mechanisms as well.





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