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Can you tell me about natural remedies for OCD that have shown to be helpful?

Can you tell me about natural remedies for OCD that have shown to be helpful?

There are some: Some small studies have shown benefit with inositol http://tinyurl.com/bloujgx, but existing evidence doesn't support the use of st. John's wort in ocd. http://tinyurl.com/k2gx266 so it's tentative support for n-acetylcysteine, myo-inositol, glycine, and milk thistle (silybum marianum) -- with research in its infancy. I have personally used classical homeopathy with some success in this area. ...Read more

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Suffered from severe ocd/health anxiety for 18 yrs. Scared of medication but natural remedies, therapy, exercise etc are not working. What to do?

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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How can I get treatment for ocd?

How can I get treatment for ocd?

Behavior Therapy: Exposure and response prevention (erp) is a well-established behavioral technique used to treat ocd. In an erp an individual is exposed to their fear and taught to avoid compulsing to reduce their discomfort. This type of therapy needs to be conducted by a trained psychotherapist. Often medication is used in conjunction with cbt. ...Read more

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What's the duration of the treatment of moderate cases of ocd?

What's the duration of the treatment of  moderate cases of ocd?

Variable: Depends on endpoint and what type of treatment you are referring to. Behavioral therapy is very effective for ocd often in addition to medication. The duration of treatment is based on individual response to treatment program. ...Read more

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What are your personal experiences of success using erp to treat adult ocd? Relapse rate? Treatment success in symptom reduction?

What are your personal experiences of success using erp to treat adult ocd? Relapse rate? Treatment success in symptom reduction?

ERP works if you do: Exposure and response prevention (erp) for ocd works. It only works, however, if you work and stay committed to it. A therapist who is a good fit will push you to stretch your limits but not so hard that it feels impossible, and will support you through setbacks and encourage you to keep on pushing your limits. If you keep working on it, little by little you will be successful. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is there any treatment for ocd?After searching i realized that I have OCD problem. I think a lot which make mw feel sad moody unhappy all the time.

Is there any treatment for ocd?After searching i realized that I have OCD problem. I think a lot which make mw feel sad moody unhappy all the time.

OCD is treatable.: Please start with a comprehensive psychological evaluation by a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist to confirm diagnosis. Ocd is definitely treatable. Cognitive behavioral therapy can work well. Psychotropic medications may be indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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Does OCD return once treated with medication and therapy, or does it returns or requires repeated treatment, is it curable or a recurrent problem ?

Does OCD return once treated with medication and therapy, or does it returns or requires repeated treatment, is it curable or a recurrent problem ?

OCD ?: Is usually treated with therapy and medication , if u comply with u medication. And therapy session , u can be ok. Before stopping treatment talk with u physician. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm writing for a treatment to OCD. I keep thinking about a certain thing and i cant get it out of my mind. I am really worried and need help.'?

Hello, I'm writing for a treatment to OCD. I keep thinking about a certain thing and i cant get it out of my mind. I am really worried and need help.'?

Behavioral therapist: Would recommend following up with a behavioral therapist. If you have issues with anxiety / panic disorder as well Freespira might help. visit www.freespira.com for more info. ...Read more