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Best Medications For Autistic Children With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Perhaps: Many higher functioning individuals with autism or asperger's disorder seem to be more like than the general population to engage in obsessive behaviors. One big difference is that most enjoy what they are doing, while those who have just ocd tend to find their obsessions and compulsions alien and unpleasant acts they have to do even when they don't want to. ...Read more
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
What is best medication to help treat dermatillomania, a form of obsessive compulsive disorder that consists of picking at skin, cuticles, scabs, etc?
Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t
No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ocd meds: Typically, higher doses of ssri (e.g., prozac, luvox, zoloft, (sertraline) etc.) antidepressant medications are prescribed. Anafranil, which is a tricyclic antidepressant can also be prescribed. The tricyclic potentially has side effects of dry mouth, dizziness, weight gain, sedation and others. Ssri's are better tolerated, but some report headaches, daytime somnolence, nausea and decrease sex drive or delayed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not A Pill In Sight: Obsessive-compulsive disorder responds very well to a specific behavioral treatment. Some patients even experience complete remission of their symptoms. Best to receive your treatment from a licensed psychotherapist who is familiar with ocd. Many good books about this treatment are available: "stop obsessing" by edna foa, and "brain lock" by jeffrey schwartz. Both can be found at local bookstores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ocd meds: Typically, higher doses of ssri (e.g., prozac, luvox, zoloft, (sertraline) etc.) antidepressant medications are prescribed. Anafranil, which is a tricyclic antidepressant can also be prescribed. The tricyclic potentially has side effects of dry mouth, dizziness, weight gain, sedation and others. Ssri's are better tolerated, but some report headaches, daytime somnolence, nausea and decrease sex drive or delayed. ...Read more
OCD Treatments: There are two therapeutic approaches to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. A specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy, where one confronts their anxieties, can provide up to 100% symptom relief. Ocd also responds well to treatment with ssri antidepressants. Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline and paroxetine are effective. Combining both treatment options offers best prognosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CBT and medications: This is well studied. Ocd responds best to a combination of an ssri antidepressant such as fluoxetine (prozac) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). The combination improves the original response rate and, perhaps even more importantly, decreases the likelihood of a second episode. ...Read more
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