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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 173-174

Convulsions in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi 834006, India

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Soumya Basu
Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.55945

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and epilepsy tend to share a close association. However, the exact relationship between OCD symptoms and epileptic convulsions is not well known. A case of OCD who improved remarkably following drug-induced seizures is described, implicating a role for convulsion as an alternative therapeutic modality in OCD.



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