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A 29-year-old male asked:

M south indian.all ocd's caused by low serotonin?how long will i have to take ssrs-till its level becomes normal and starts to be produced again?4 yrs

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Complicated: You should be talking with your prescriber about this. "Cause" and "treatment" are not the same. The length of treatment varies, and you can get your prescriber's estimate of how long it might be for your.
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
OCD: If you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, you may need to take a medication such as SSRI for years. OCD is likely a large portion organic, that is why the meds can be so extremely helpful. But taking medication can usually prevent the very disabling symptoms. Please talk with your prescribing doctor.

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