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How does anti-anxiety drugs (Benzodiazepine) (BZ) treat OCD?

It enhances gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) - a neurotransmitter that slows down the nervous system. (to slow down the nervous system).

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What is the evaluation for the biological approach to treating OCD?

Side effects - SSRIs (insomnia).
- Tricyclics (hallucinations)
- BZ (addictions)

Not a lasting cure, patients relapse when treatment stops