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Re: Ruminations, OCD, and MAOIs

Posted by svevo1922 on December 15, 2001, at 22:11:11

In reply to Re: Ruminations, OCD, and MAOIs bob, posted by Elizabeth on December 15, 2001, at 20:44:59

Elizabeth may be in a better position to know than I, but I thought that rumination, or at least a certain kind, definitely is considered a branch of OCD. At a web site that I believe is called OCD Online, the writer talks about a form called "pure obsessional." Most people mistakenly think of OCD as restricted to people with excessive "checking" behaviors and fear of contamination.

Perhaps these boundaries aren't that meaningful in the end. But clomipramine, considered the most effective medication for OCD, does help some people with their ruminations. And they often are quite anxious and depressed as well.

> > Are MAOIs considered effective for ruminations and the like?
> Yes, although ruminations -- obsessing over some subject, usually a source of anxiety -- aren't usually so much of an OCD symptom as a generalized anxiety or depression symptom.
> -elizabeth




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