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Table 2 Exclusion criteria and rationale

From: The Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study II: rationale, design and methods

Exclusion Criteria Rationale
Other primary or co-primary psychiatric disorder May require additional or different treatments
Suicidal ideation with intent May require additional or different treatments
Pervasive Developmental Disorder(s) (including Asperger's syndrome) May require additional or different treatments
Thought Disorder May require additional or different treatments
Concurrent treatment with psychotropic medication (other than stable psychostimulant and/or certain uses of clonidine, tenex, trazodone, or neuroleptic) or psychotherapy outside study Confounds internal validity of treatment assignment
Prior failed trial of adequate dose of CBT for OCD Confounds internal validity of treatment assignment; unsystematic sampling bias
PANDAS/maintenance antibiotic for OCD/tics Confounds internal validity of treatment assignment
Mental Retardation Would not permit specified CBT treatment
Pregnancy Potential risk of medication to fetus