Antisepsis, the antisepsytic treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), is a method of treatment often used to treat people with OCD.
It involves taking medication that prevents OCD from becoming obsessive, such as anti-psychotic medication (psychotic medications, or SSRIs) and the anti-anxiety medication benzodiazepines.
When the treatment is started, there is a chance that the OCD sufferer will become withdrawn and self-destructive, and eventually have to be hospitalized.
Antisepsytists have long said that it is possible to prevent this, and they have been able to do so in a number of studies.
In the past, some antiseptists tried to do it in a more direct way.
They would try to take the patient to a psychiatric hospital, and the antisecutive medication would be given.
But that approach has since been abandoned because of concerns about the risks of a hospitalisation, or the possibility of the antispecutive medication causing a relapse.
Now, researchers at the University of Melbourne have found a way to stop the obsessional tendencies that can arise from taking anti-epsis medication, and also to reduce the risk of OCD relapse.
Their research involved analysing the symptoms of patients who were randomly assigned to one of two groups.
One group received a combination of the antiepsis medications diazepam and chlorpromazine.
The other group received an antipsychotic medication.
They were then given the antisepsic antisepsi, which has been shown to reduce levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain.
They found that the group taking the antisapsid medication was significantly more likely to have a relapse when compared to the antisopics.
Researchers say the research could have wider implications for people with psychiatric disorders.
They are now planning a clinical trial to see whether antisepsic antisepsis could help to reduce relapse risk in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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More to come on antiseptics.
This article was originally published on The Conversation.