Title: Brazilian treatment guidelines for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Edition: Updated
Classification: Standard guideline
Field: Treatment
Countries and regions: Brazil
Guidelines users: These guidelines will be designed for psychologists, psychiatrists and general practitioners who assist patients with OCD in different mental health services as target audiences.
Evidence classification method: ACC/AHA (American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association) Recommendation System: Applying Class of Recommendation and Level of Evidence to Clinical Strategies, Interventions, Treatments, or Diagnostic Testing in Patient Care
Development unit: PROTOC
Registration time: 2021-10-13
Registration number: IPGRP-2021CN324
Purpose of the guideline: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of obsessions and compulsions. It is estimated that OCD affects 2-3% of the general population and is associated with substantial disability and morbidity(1). In Brazil, as in different regions worldwide, OCD is underdiagnosed and many patients do not have access to evidence-based treatments. This proposal for the Brazilian treatment guidelines of OCD aims to summarize the evidence-based treatments to guide clinical interventions for patients with OCD in different clinical settings.