Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 171–173 | Cite as

Response of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to Carbamazepine in Two Patients with Comorbid Epilepsy

  • L. F. Koopowitz
  • M. Berk


An association between epilepsy and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been noted. The response of two patients with OCD and comorbid epilepsy to carbamazepine is reported. It is hypothesized that obsessive compulsive symptoms may be a variant of epileptiform forced thinking in a subgroup of patients, and may be preferentially responsive to anticonvulsant therapy.

Obsessive compulsive disorder carbamazepine epilepsy 


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© American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. F. Koopowitz
    • 1
  • M. Berk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of the Witwatersrand Medical SchoolJohannesburgSouth Africa

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