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Evidence review: N-acetylcysteine for OCD

Introduction N-acetylcysteine is thought to regulate glutamate neurotransmission in the brain, and also acts as a potential anti-oxidant. It increases the amount of extracellular glutamate by enhancing the activity of the cystine/ glutamate transporter. There are a number of other drugs that are sometimes used to treat OCD that act on glutamate. These include: Memantine; Riluzole,... Continue reading

OCD severity in people seen by the AIS

Introduction People sometimes wonder how severe patients being seen by a specialist service are. The following is a description of the severity of symptoms that individuals seen by the AIS present with, based on a relatively large sample of patients seen over the last 14 years. Demographics The data come from 81 patients seen between... Continue reading

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