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A 48-year-old member asked:

I have ocd and my obsessions are getting too much. how much ssri is needed to help?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 48 years experience
OCD: Ocd is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Ssri's are used to manage the symptoms of ocd. What ssri to use and how much are required are decisions best left up to your psychiatrist.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ocd: Not sure what ssri you are taking or how much, but usually severe OCD require high doses along with psychotherapy. Discuss with your doctor.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015

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