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A 20-year-old female asked:

I m suffering from severe obsessions,harm ocd,ptsd,social phobia,and some symptomsof gad its ruining my daily lyf how to manage tel me best therapy?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
You need the help: of a mental health professional. Medication is not the entire answer but some antidepressants help OCD. Start w/your doc and please don't stop until you find someone to help. You are young and that is on your side. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
1st: OCD w/CBT & ERP: Suggest finding a caring mental health professional who is very well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & a specialized form of it called Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP). I'd recommend starting w/ tackling the OCD - esp as you are experiencing harm OCD which can be terrifying. To get a sense of how these therapies can help OCD - esp the harm form- see iocdf.org & ocdla.com.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2016

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