Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are atypical antipsychotics (alone or added to antidepressants) effective in managing anxiety disorders?
Bottom Line:
Atypical antipsychotics have similar efficacy to antidepressants in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)^ but are more poorly tolerated and do not improve response rates when added to antidepressants. In obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)^ approximately one in 4-8 people will have a response when antipsychotics are added to antidepressants^ while one in nine will stop due to adverse effects.

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Publication Date: 2015-4-13
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:38:20