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Doctor insights on: New Treatments For Ocd

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Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?

4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?

New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starting with someone new, especially if you have tried with someone who missed your diagnosis in the past. If you do get on the right medication you have a much better chance of dealing with these issues and having a better life. Good luck. ...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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Ocd advice seriously needed. Where do I go for treatment?

Ocd advice seriously needed. Where do I go for treatment?

See below: Ask your primary care doctor, or even insurance company for providers who specialize in treatment of ocd. Combination of medication and psychotherapy will work best .Good luck! ...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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Child at age 7 with severe ocd, what would be a good treatment?

Child at age 7 with severe ocd, what would be a good treatment?

SSRI and CBT: Talk to a child psychiatrist about this. The usual treatment would be zoloft (sertraline) and cognitive behavioral therapy. Best wishes. ...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.

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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