Medicine Poster Session

Re^2: 470, female athlete triad/anorexia and OCD connection

Henry Szechtman

On Wed Dec 9, Paul F. Aravich wrote
>You ask a provocative and timely question regarding the mixed effects of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) in the treatment of anorexia nervosa and note that the negative studies present a challenge to our model system in particular and to the serotonergic view of anorexia nervosa in general.  Here is my respons<.

First, I'd like to congratulate this Discussion Board for lively debate; you have done a terrific job! Second, i'd like to throw in my two cents re OCD and serotonin that may be of interest here. namely, we have made the suggestion for a role of DA in some forms of OCD, and that may relate more closely to Dr Aravich's findings [Szechtman, Sulis and Eilam (1998) Quinpirole induces compulsive checking behavior in rats: a potential animal model of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Behavioral Neurosciences, December 1998.]

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