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What causes ocd? is it a lack of dopamine and serotonin?

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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Neurological: There is some evidence that OCD is a kind of glitch in brain circuitry that can be resolved with psychotherapy that include exposure, mindfulness, and compulsion response prevention. Certain medications such as SSRIs can also be helpful.
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