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Q Does augmentation with antipsychotics improve outcome for people with refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder who are not responding to serotonin reuptake inhibitor monotherapy?
Systematic review with meta-analysis.
PubMed and PsychINFO (1967–2005), EMBASE (1974–2000) and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Issue 3, 2005). Reference lists were hand searched.
Study selection and analysis:
Eligible studies were double blinded, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared augmentation with antipsychotic versus placebo in adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder that had not responded to ⩾2 months serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) monotherapy, and that used the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) as an outcome measure. Pooled absolute risk difference (RD) was used to analyse proportion of treatment responders and number needed to treat …
For correspondence: Dr M H Bloch, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, 230 South Frontage Road, New Haven, CT 06520, USA;
Sources of funding: not stated.
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