"We can even treat OCD with cognitive therapy alone," she added. "Pharmacological treatments are an option, but they don't necessarily need to be a component of therapy," Timpano explained.
"However, certainly medications are one of our treatment tools," she noted. "And obviously the more we can understand about the underlying mechanisms of OCD -- biological, cognitive or behavioral -- the better we will be able to develop more effective treatments, including medications. So, with respect to using an animal model such as this, I think it's great."
For more on OCD, visit the International OCD Foundation.
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