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What are the good exercises for ocd and impulsivity?

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Dr. Herbert Popolow
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Response prevention: A behavioral technique called response prevention is effective in treating many compulsions. Obsessions are often reduced by desensitization. Talking about your obsessive thoughts over and over again. In response prevention, you're placed is a situation which leads to your compulsive behavior, but you're not allowed to perform the behavior. Often, another person can be helpful. See a psychologist.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat OCD, typically. This is the best treatment approach for OCD, but it does not guarantee a cure for it.
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