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Is There A Way To Treat Ocd With Just Therapy And No Medications
Is it true that some people absolutely"need"medication to treat anxiety/OCD.The fact that some people can't get over it with therapy alone makes me anxious that I wont be able to either thus need meds?
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
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
What do they do in cases where therapy and medication don't work for OCD and anxiety? Scared I might be this odd one out.
Varies with child: There is no one "best" medication for a child with ocd to take. There are several possible ones, allowing for some individualization of treatment. Selection depends on results of a comprehensive evaluation including family history and other health problems the child may have, plus other medications s/he might be taking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?
Have you used: Exposure Therapy w/Ritual prevention? It is modern and effective. You need someone well trained in this. Peace and good health. Your state psychological association or your doc can help w/referral. ...Read more
Suffered from severe ocd/health anxiety for 18 yrs. Scared of medication but natural remedies, therapy, exercise etc are not working. What to do?
Anxious fear meds: Many people with anxiety and OCD fear medication for no reason. Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) is the BEST help you can get, and will relax you, not kill you or make you feel weird! Have a friend hold your hand for half an hour after taking your first pill. I promise you will feel much more relaxed! See the book Hope and Help fort Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes, "don't be bluffed by a thought!" she said! ...Read more
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