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Can Ocd Be Cured Completely
M South Indian.My previous psychiatrist said it is difficult to cure ocd completely with tablets and therapy,only control it,i cannot loose hope right?
No: But there is plenty of help. Ocd like many other disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and mood disorders can be treated successfully, but often require long term treatment so the disorder does not seriously impair a persons function and they can live a fairly normal life. The best care is counseling, desensitization and medication combined. A strong positive attitude helps also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypnosis To Do ERP: Ocd can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd & believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure & response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shhhh 2 ocd. Hypnosis might serve 2 prepare u for erp. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Give tx a try & find: Out!. Cognitive behavior therapy can be very beneficial for this. Psychotropic medication are often indicated as well. With less severe ocd there might be complete resolution but often one aims for decrease in symptoms & improvement in quality of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Counseling, therapy and medication can all help with OCD. A Psychiatrist would be the best Dr. to see as they specialize in the anxiety disorders. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but can treat it: It can take years for someone diagnosed w/ ocd 2get appropriate treatment. So 1st get properly assessed. Then a) educate urself about what ocd is/isn't: &; b) what form(s) ocd takes. (try http://bit.Ly/y0lvsh .) cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) that specifically includes exposure &response prevention (erp) has proven very effective as have certain medications. For some, erp/cbt + meds indicated ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Before You Leap ...: Before seeking out treatment, ensure that you get the most effective treatment(s) available! consider first doing some serious research about ocd. Learn all you can about it. Also learn all you can about what treatment(s) is/are effective. This way you can know what best to look for ; what questions to ask. I suggest starting with the international ocd foundation (ocfoundation.Org). ...Read more
M south Indian.My psychiatrist here told me it doesn't matter how much knowledge i have on OCD minimum 8 month medication is needed to cure it.Right?
No: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a condition where the patient has obsessions (ruminative thoughts about death or contamination) or compulsions (ordering things, rituals). High dose SSRI medications are the treatment of choice, or the tricyclic drug clomipramine. Time to relief of symptoms is quite variable, there is no minimum. Often the patient will need to be on medication indefinitely. ...Read more
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