What should be included in the long-term monitoring of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Updated: May 17, 2018
  • Author: William M Greenberg, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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OCD is a disorder that may involve remissions and relapses, but it usually does not entirely remit without definitive behavioral therapy. Patients in continuing treatment should be monitored for the presence or worsening of comorbid disorders, which may include substance use disorders and major depression, and any risk of suicidal ideation or behavior.


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