Effective treatment with low-dose fluvoxamine for obsessive-compulsive disorder after neurosurgery: a case report.
Author(s): Kunitake Y, Hurukawa Y, Yamada S
Affiliation(s): Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date & source: 2009-11, Clin Neuropharmacol., 32(6):344-5.
Publication type: Case Reports
We report the case of a 19-year-old woman who had developed obsessive-compulsive disorder after a hemorrhagic infarct in the left caudate nucleus after neurosurgery. Four years after the operation, her obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms showed a remarkable reduction within a week of starting low-dose fluvoxamine, without any behavioral or psychological treatment.