Alprazolam as treatment for a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Am J Psychiatry. 1984 May;141(5):689-90. doi: 10.1176/ajp.141.5.689.


Because of the anxiety accompanying his obsessions and a prior panic attack, an obsessive-compulsive man was given alprazolam, which reduced his obsessions and eliminated his compulsions. The authors discuss links between obsessive-compulsive disorder and other psychiatric disorders.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alprazolam
  • Anti-Anxiety Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Anxiety Disorders / drug therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders / psychology
  • Benzodiazepines / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / drug therapy*
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / psychology
  • Panic / drug effects


  • Anti-Anxiety Agents
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Alprazolam