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What's the duration of the treatment of moderate cases of ocd?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Variable: Depends on endpoint and what type of treatment you are referring to. Behavioral therapy is very effective for ocd often in addition to medication. The duration of treatment is based on individual response to treatment program.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
It depends!: Length *cogntiive behavioral* treatmnt will depend on things like: (a) getting kind/s of treatmnt that has/have proven effective (see ocfoundation.Org 4 guidance); (b) working w/clinician skilled @ tailoring treatmnt 2 ur needs; (c) ur ability 2 grasp treatmnt principles; (d) ur motivation 2 get better & 2 stick w/treatmnt; (e) strength of ur social support net; (f) severity of ur life stressors.

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