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How effective is a support group for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)?

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Dr. Owen Scott
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Support groups help: by bringing together people affected by OCD but are not treatment, i.e., interventions directly improving or curing the condition. Effective treatments include specific psychological interventions such as Cognitive Therapy (which can be done in a group led by a therapist). Support groups allow people to share and encourage but don't provide therapy. Ask the sponsors to clarify which it is.

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I need advice with obsessive compulsive disorder / ocd?

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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 www.Ocfoundation.Org.

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