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How effective is psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)?

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Studies vary in the: success rates they report. The best tx for OCD seems to be a combination of meds and behavior therapy--particularly de-sensitization or re-conditioning response therapy. Recent evidence suggests that behavior therapy alone may be just as good without meds. Here's a lay reference to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_disorder#Behavioral_therapy
Dr. Anthony Gaudioso
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Yes certain approach: A type of therapy called exposure therapy can be very effective with OCD. In this process the therapist challenges the client to take small steps in exposing themselves to adopting their behavior and disputing their ruminating thoughts and then empowers them to see the results. Small gains in capability accumulate and the client begins to have alternative ways to dispute thinking and make choices.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How effective is group psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

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Dr. Owen Scott
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
It's promising: Recent studies indicate Cognitive Therapy or CT in a group format is effective at reducing symptoms of OCD. Earlier studies found two psychological approaches, Exposure+Response Prevention and CT to be effective. Both are structured programs that challenge the behaviors and thoughts of OCD. Ask the therapist about the specific type of treatment they use and whether it has research support.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

How can I fight OCD (Obsessivecompulsive disorder)?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Please get the help: of a mental health professional. Psychotherapy and/or medication can be very helpful. See a book called "The boy who couldn't stop washing." Peace and good health.
A 45-year-old member asked:

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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