A 51-year-old member asked:
How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
CBT: Very good tool under experienced therapist's hands.
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Clinical Psychology 21 years experience
CBT and OCD: CBT is typically the first line of treatment and research suggests is probably the most effective option. Of the CBT techniques Exposure-Response Prevention therapy is the most supported by research. Not all therapists are equally knowledgeable and skilled, and recommend you get a referral from someone you trust or interview a number of providers.
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Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
OCD: It is best to consult with a Clinical Psychologist who has expertise in multiple forms of treatment. if you had a physical exam by a Dr. & don't have a physical illness, consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions & a Psychiatrist for medication.. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.
15 viewsReviewed Dec 28, 2020
Last updated Dec 28, 2020
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