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Remission status after long-term sertraline treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2003; 13 Suppl 1:S53-60.JC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Despite its high chronicity, few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of long-term treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The goal of the current analysis is to evaluate remission among children and adolescents with OCD treated with sertraline for 12 months.

METHODS

Children (6-12 years old, n = 72) and adolescents (13-18 years old, n = 65) with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (third edition, revised) OCD, who had completed a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled sertraline study, were administered open-label sertraline 50-200 mg for 52 weeks. Full remission was defined by a Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) score of 8 or less, and partial remission was defined as a CY-BOCS score of 15 or less.

RESULTS

Using an last observation carried forward analysis, 47% of patients achieved a full remission, and an additional 25% achieved a partial remission. Among study completers, full remission was achieved by 55% of patients and partial remission by 31%. Two thirds of patients with severe OCD at baseline (CY-BOCS of 26 or greater) achieved full or partial remission. Children were more likely to achieve a full remission than adolescents.

CONCLUSION

Sertraline is effective in the treatment of childhood and adolescent OCD, with initial acute response converting to remission and improved functional status in a substantial proportion of patients. More research is needed to develop pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic strategies that facilitate the achievement of full remission in the remaining patients suffering from this chronic and disabling illness.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12880500

Citation

Wagner, Karen Dineen, et al. "Remission Status After Long-term Sertraline Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-compulsive Disorder." Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, vol. 13 Suppl 1, 2003, pp. S53-60.
Wagner KD, Cook EH, Chung H, et al. Remission status after long-term sertraline treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2003;13 Suppl 1:S53-60.
Wagner, K. D., Cook, E. H., Chung, H., & Messig, M. (2003). Remission status after long-term sertraline treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 13 Suppl 1, S53-60.
Wagner KD, et al. Remission Status After Long-term Sertraline Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2003;13 Suppl 1:S53-60. PubMed PMID: 12880500.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Remission status after long-term sertraline treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. AU - Wagner,Karen Dineen, AU - Cook,Edwin H, AU - Chung,Henry, AU - Messig,Michael, PY - 2003/7/26/pubmed PY - 2003/12/3/medline PY - 2003/7/26/entrez SP - S53 EP - 60 JF - Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology JO - J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol VL - 13 Suppl 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Despite its high chronicity, few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of long-term treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The goal of the current analysis is to evaluate remission among children and adolescents with OCD treated with sertraline for 12 months. METHODS: Children (6-12 years old, n = 72) and adolescents (13-18 years old, n = 65) with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (third edition, revised) OCD, who had completed a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled sertraline study, were administered open-label sertraline 50-200 mg for 52 weeks. Full remission was defined by a Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) score of 8 or less, and partial remission was defined as a CY-BOCS score of 15 or less. RESULTS: Using an last observation carried forward analysis, 47% of patients achieved a full remission, and an additional 25% achieved a partial remission. Among study completers, full remission was achieved by 55% of patients and partial remission by 31%. Two thirds of patients with severe OCD at baseline (CY-BOCS of 26 or greater) achieved full or partial remission. Children were more likely to achieve a full remission than adolescents. CONCLUSION: Sertraline is effective in the treatment of childhood and adolescent OCD, with initial acute response converting to remission and improved functional status in a substantial proportion of patients. More research is needed to develop pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic strategies that facilitate the achievement of full remission in the remaining patients suffering from this chronic and disabling illness. SN - 1044-5463 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12880500/Remission_status_after_long_term_sertraline_treatment_of_pediatric_obsessive_compulsive_disorder_ L2 - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/104454603322126340?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -