Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

+32 466902141

Abstract

The Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in a Patient with Down Syndrome

Robert Hudak

Many mental health professionals do not properly recognize the co-occurrence of psychiatric disorders and intellectual disorders. Most mental health professionals do not receive training in the diagnosis and treatment of dual diagnosed individuals. Little is known about the clinical presentation and treatment of OCD in individuals who have Down Syndrome. We describe a case of OCD in an individual with Down Syndrome in which the diagnosis of OCD was overlooked for four years after first contact with mental health professionals. The treatment of the patient is reviewed, including medication management as well as the challenges in using evidence based psychotherapy

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