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Doctor insights on: Best Medications For Autistic Children With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Is it true that autistic people are more likely to develop obsessive compulsive disorder?

Is it true that autistic people are more likely to develop 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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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


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What is the best medication for obsessive compulsive disorder?

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. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What are the medications and side effects for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the medications and side effects for obsessive compulsive disorder?

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

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Is it possible to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder without medications?

Is it possible to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder without medications?

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 more

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What are the medications and their side effects for obsessive compulsive disorder?

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

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What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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 more

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What's the best treatment for your obsessive compulsive disorder?

What's the best treatment for your obsessive compulsive disorder?

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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Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Varies: Depends on the age, gender, race, abnomlal bmi, previous medication trials this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. ...Read more