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Do sufferers from obsessive-compulsive disorder have their symptoms fade away with old age?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Not necessarily: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) tends to develop in the teen years (or younger), but this does not mean that it gets better as one gets older. What helps with OCD is cognitive behavioral therapy, supports, and/or medication treatments. One reason that it looks like its gets better as one gets older is more likely due to developing better strategies to manage the ocd.

Answered 5/14/2016

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Dr. Susan Uhrich answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Not usually.: Symptoms can wax and wane, but without adequate treatment the illness remains.

Answered 10/3/2016

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