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What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

OCD Treatments: There are two therapeutic approaches to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. A specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy, where one confronts their anxieties, can provide up to 100% symptom relief. Ocd also responds well to treatment with ssri antidepressants. Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline and paroxetine are effective. Combining both treatment options offers best prognosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Definition)

Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more


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What's the best treatment for your obsessive compulsive disorder?

What's the best treatment for your obsessive compulsive disorder?

CBT and medications: This is well studied. Ocd responds best to a combination of an ssri antidepressant such as fluoxetine (prozac) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). The combination improves the original response rate and, perhaps even more importantly, decreases the likelihood of a second episode. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Meds and therapy: 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. ...Read more

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Could treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder improve clarity of thought?

Could treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder improve clarity of thought?

Yes, that is: Possible. When a person is obsessed with particular thoughts - they aren't attending well to other things that are happening. With obsessive compulsive personality traits - people can lose the bigger picture when focused on small details. Therapy can help with both obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disordE.R. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Can you tell me about the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Combination Therapy.: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psychiatric medications may be needed. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

CBT: The most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is often cognitive-behavioral therapy. Antidepressants are sometimes used in conjunction with therapy, although medication alone is rarely effective in relieving the symptoms of 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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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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How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Rational emotive: therapy is an early form of Cognitive Therapy or CT. Research shows Exposure+Response Prevention and CT 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