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Can Ocd Be Treated Without Medication
OCD: I have treated many patients with ocd successfully without medication. Ocd is a form of anxiety. Anxiety is driven by misperceiving situations and interactions. Compulsions and obsessions take you away from the root causes of your anxiety.Consult with a mental health professional who can help you manage ocd and understand its origin in your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pls can u advice the duration one needs medication 4 for treatment of chronic OCD that was never treated b4 & is it a curable problem.
Varies: There is a great deal of variability in the disorder, ages which it is treated etc. Many anxiety related disorders repond to behavioral or cognitive behavioral treatments and a good number of people can eventually come off meds with such treatments- certainly if there is a desire to do that, seek out an experienced psychologist who treats ocd. ...Read more
Have you heard of many success stories of mild-moderate anxiety and OCD being treated with therapy and willingness alone? (no medication)
Rx anxiety ; OCD: Studies have shown that people can respond favorably to either psychotherapy or medication when suffering from anxiety and ocd. However in some instances doing both will lead to the best clinical outcome. If you are afraid of taking medication for anxiety, you could try l-theanine ( a green tea extract) or lavella ( an oral form of lavender). Both have been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms. ...Read more
Does OCD return once treated with medication and therapy, or does it returns or requires repeated treatment, is it curable or a recurrent problem ?
Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?
Both are common: Many people receive relief from ocd symptoms with medications and/or therapy. Discuss this with your doctor and select a treatment plan that's best for you. Both medications and cognitive behavior therapy are common treatments (separately and in combination) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non-Med Approach?: Exposure & Response Prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read Janet Singer's story abt how ERP helped her 20-y-o son recover from OCD: http://beyondocd.org/stories/family/dans-story-age-17 Caution: ERP is hard as it involves not giving in when OCD orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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