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A 16-year-old male asked:

I'm starting to get ocd thoughts again for the first time in months. last time they caused extreme fear and anxiety. how do i prevent that this time?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Therapy: Using the techniques you were engaged in the last time you had relief from OCD symptoms would be a reasonable place to start. If you haven't already, consultation with a psychiatrist and discussion of treatment options is advisable.
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
CBT: Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help immensely with learning to manage intrusive thoughts and anxiety. Consult with a psychologist here on HealthTap or in your community to start the process of developing healthy coping strategies.

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Last updated Oct 19, 2016

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