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A 29-year-old female asked:

Are there any other ways to treat ocd other than psychotherapy and antidepressants?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy ; it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd ; believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure ; response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www.Ocfoundation.Org.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Obsessive compulsive disorder is a medical disorder which manifests itself with obsessional thinking and compulsive behaviors. Various psychotherapies, such as cognitive behavior therapy, have been shown to be effective, and many medications can be very effective and safe. It's unclear as to why you or anyone else would want other forms of treatment, as these work best.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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If very severe, a neurosurgery team can perform brain surgery which can be very effective.Electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation have all been found to show promise in treatment resistant OCD as well. Electroacupuncture has shown good promise in initial studies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive–compulsive_disorder
Nov 14, 2013

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