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Doctor insights on: Natural Remedies For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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What are the natural cures for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the natural cures for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Therapy: If when you say natural you mean without psychotropic medications, then psychotherapy is the way to go. Typically, the emotional impetus behind OCD is unresolved fear or anger, which gets explored in treatment by a clinician who specializes in OCD. ...Read more

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Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Classical homeopathy: Ocd is a difficult disorder to treat, even in conventional medicine. However, there are psychiatrists who are well-trained in classical homeopathy and who can help you. Many people who have not responded to conventional medications or who are very sensitive to them, may respond well to homeopathy. You must be sure your homeopath is familiar with ocd and is experienced in treating this problem. ...Read more

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Help please! is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd) in india?

Help please! is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd) in india?

Classical homeopathy: Classical homeopathy is widely used in india -- where there are at least 120 homeopathic medical colleges and over 100, 000 homeopathic doctors (some who are also psychiatrists). Mahesh gandhi md in mumbai is one of the most well-known homeopathic psychiatrists in the world, and successfully treats many people suffering from ocd. ...Read more

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Which natural products have success in treating obsessive compulsive disorder?

Which natural products have success in treating obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: Generally pharmacologic therapies that are helpful for OCD are serotoniergic. St. John's wort works by this mechanism, however the doses often required in OCD make using this product difficult and quite expensive. There are studies using inositol, though again the doses are large and so costly. Lithium is natural, but by prescription only. Of course cognitive behavior therapy is natural and works! ...Read more

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Any treatment for obessive compulsive disorder?

Any treatment for obessive compulsive disorder?

Therapy and Meds: First a comprehensive mental health evaluation is suggested. After confirming the diagnosis of ocd, consider working with a psychologist and a physician "team". For psychotherapy: consider dr. Jeffrey schwartz's four step method outlined in the book "brainlock". Also consider an ssri medication. ...Read more

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Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Usually not: Eating disorders come in several forms, the most common being anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity. Although some individuals with one of these disorders have obsessive behaviors, no evidence suggests that the latter is the cause for the eating problems. Anxiety and depression also are quite common in individuals with eating disorders, but again probably not related to the cause. ...Read more

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How effective is psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Yes certain approach: A type of therapy called exposure therapy can be very effective with OCD. In this process the therapist challenges the client to take small steps in exposing themselves to adopting their behavior and disputing their ruminating thoughts and then empowers them to see the results. Small gains in capability accumulate and the client begins to have alternative ways to dispute thinking and make choices. ...Read more

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How effective is psychoeducation for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Meds and therapy: Psychoeducation certainly cannot hurt, but more is needed. 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. This is the best treatment approach for OCD, but it does not guarantee a cure for it. ...Read more

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How effective is Buspirone for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is Buspirone for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Not as effective: as SSRIs such as sertraline (Zoloft) and citrapolam (Celexa) which produce an average of 40-60% reduction in OCD symptoms. Busipirone (Buspar) may have some benefit in managing anxiety but is not the first line pharmaceutical intervention for OCD. ...Read more

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How effective is aversion therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is aversion therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Not effective: Aversion therapy (positive punishment) is not appropriate for OCD. Exposure+Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist ...Read more

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Is doxepin effective for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Probably not: Ssris, anaframil, imipramine, & possibly topomax r usually used. ...Read more

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How effective is Fluvoxamine for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is Fluvoxamine for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

It's effective: Studies indicate SSRIs including fluvoxamine (Luvos) sertraline (Zoloft), fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%. SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options. ...Read more

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How effective is group psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is group psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

It's promising: Recent studies indicate Cognitive Therapy or CT in a group format is effective at reducing symptoms of OCD. Earlier studies found two psychological approaches, Exposure+Response Prevention and CT to be effective. Both are structured programs that challenge the behaviors and thoughts of OCD. Ask the therapist about the specific type of treatment they use and whether it has research support. ...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

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How effective is a support group for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is a support group for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Support groups help: by bringing together people affected by OCD but are not treatment, i.e., interventions directly improving or curing the condition. Effective treatments include specific psychological interventions such as Cognitive Therapy (which can be done in a group led by a therapist). Support groups allow people to share and encourage but don't provide therapy. Ask the sponsors to clarify which it is. ...Read more

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

Somewhat alike: Both were thought to be closely related due to the anxiety and compulsions related to both but we are now rethinking this. Ocd usually more cognitive while tourette more motor but there's overlap. ...Read more

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How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

OCD: Dear butterfly. To successfully treat obsessive compulsive disorder, one needs to address their thoughts. This requires counseling. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Psychiatric medications are sometimes needed as well. Take care. ...Read more

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How effective is systematic desensitization for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is systematic desensitization for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Alone, not very: But when used with other techniques such as prolonged exposure, deep muscle relaxation, cognitive rehearsal, thought stopping, can be very helpful in relieving some of the symptoms that bother folks with OCD. Should not be used simply alone. Consult a provider with experience in the evidence based treatment of anxiety disorders such as OCD. ...Read more

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How effective is fluoxetine (Prozac) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is fluoxetine (Prozac) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Dosed correctly, it has been used for long time, as well as Anafranil & Luvox, (fluvoxamine) for OCD. ...Read more

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How effective is citalopram (Celexa) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is citalopram (Celexa) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

It's effective: Studies indicate SSRIs including fluvoxamine (Luvos) sertraline (Zoloft), fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%. SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options. ...Read more