Combination Therapy of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Memantine for Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis of Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials

Taro Kishi, Yuki Matsuda, Nakao Iwata

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Abstract

We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether combination therapy with serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) and memantine (MEM) was beneficial for the treatment of obsessive- compulsive disorder. This study included three double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials. MEM+SRI was superior to placebo+SRI with regard to response rate [primary outcome, n = 97; risk ratio = 0.22; 95% confidence intervals (CI) = 0.12-0.42; p < 0.00001; I 2 = 0%; number needed to treat = 2], the Yale- Brown Obsessive- Compulsive Scale total [standardized mean difference (SMD) = - 4.56; 95% CI = - 8.50, - 0.62; p = 0.02], obsession subscale (SMD = - 4.39; 95% CI = - 5.94, - 2.85; p < 0.00001), and compulsion subscale score (SMD = - 4.60; 95% CI = - 7.64, - 1.55; p = 0.003). No significant differences in any safety outcome were found between the groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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