As someone who has long been enamored with basic science, I find it fascinating when classic medications are re-purposed in surprising ways. One of the newest examples of this is the use of D-cycloserine (also known as Seromycin) in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
What’s interesting about D-cycloserine is not so much what it is…but … (read more)
If your only diagnosis is OCD and you don’t have any other complicating factors, be cautious when considering electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) for treating your OCD. ECT can be a very helpful intervention for many types of conditions (e.g., severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia), but it is not considered to be a first-line treatment for … (read more)