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Aripiprazole in depersonalization disorder comorbid with major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder: 3 cases.

Abstract

Depersonalization is a frequent symptom in depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but sometimes, it may be severe and concurrently diagnosed as a disorder. The treatment of depersonalization disorder both alone and comorbid with other psychiatric disorders is as yet unclear. This report presents the successful treatment with aripiprazole of concurrent depersonalization disorder in 3 patients with depression or OCD. The psychiatric disorders were diagnosed through structured clinical interviews. Assessments were by means of Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, the Clinical Global Impression-Improvement Scale, and the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. Aripiprazole may be a beneficial psychotropic drug in the treatment of depersonalization disorder comorbid with OCD or depression, which is an important problem in clinical practice.

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  • Authors

    Uguz F, Sahingoz M

    Source

    Clinical neuropharmacology 37:4 pg 125-7

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    24992087