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In simple words what is CBT in OCD treatment?

In simple words what is CBT in OCD treatment?

CBT & OCD: CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Too simply put, it is based on the researched premise that our thinking (self-talk) creates our feelings. We learn to turn up the volume on unconscious thoughts and talk back and change them. OCD is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, thoughts and behaviors that repeat and interfere w/function or comfort. Peace and good health. ...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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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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Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

No: No - strattera (atomoxetine) is a treatment for adhd. There are some people who have both adhd and ocd, and it would not be unusual for them to take strattera (atomoxetine). However, strattera (atomoxetine) itself is not a treatment for ocd. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) an effective treatment for ocd?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram) an effective treatment for ocd?

OCD help: Lexapro (escitalopram) is one of many SSRI (serotonin-boosting) meds commonly used to treat OCD. It may be effective for some. There is no one 'best' med to treat OCD. Some variables that may influence response to Lexapro (escitalopram) and similar meds are: life stresses, other medications taken, co-existing depression. Good overview of OCD: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml#part_145350 I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there are any memory eraser medicine that can erase all of memory specially bad memory in psychology.That can useful in pstd or OCD treatment ..

Is there are any memory eraser medicine that can erase all of memory specially bad memory  in psychology.That can useful  in pstd or OCD treatment ..

No drug erasers: I agree with dr. Pappas. Work with a therapist who is epxerienced with ptsd and consider use of acupuncture as an adjunct (seven internal & seven external dragons). ...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

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 40 mg good for treatment of ocd?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 40 mg good for treatment of ocd?

It can be: All the ssri antidepressants, including prozac, (fluoxetine) may be helpful in ocd. Work on this with your doctor; dose is adjusted according to response. ...Read more

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Is erp(exposure and response prevention) and effective treatment for ocd?

Is erp(exposure and response prevention) and effective treatment for ocd?

Yes: It is a very effective treatment that avoids medications. It is a bit tough at first, but the learning from it actually is more helpful than medications. ...Read more

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What does having double s allele mean for treatment of OCD and anxiety disorder medication?

What does having double s allele mean
for treatment of OCD and anxiety disorder medication?

Maybe less effect: I think you mean that you are homozygous for the s (short) variant of the serotonin transport protein. Some studies suggest you might be less resilient to stressful events and less responsive to particular medication -- the ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) etc.) these studies are only guidelines. They should not dictate treatment. Your physician will consider that information as she considers tx options. ...Read more

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Will treatment of OCD revive clarity of thought and/or intelligence and/or cognition, for 8 year old?

Will treatment of OCD revive clarity of thought and/or intelligence and/or cognition, for 8 year old?

PANS?: There should be no problems with clarity of thought or intelligence in a child with primary OCD. I would take that child in ASAP to a developmental pediatrician or child psychiatrist to evaluate for PANS. ...Read more

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Will a snri treat OCD ? Or just ssri can treat ocd? Also can OCD go away by itself or treatment is necessary ?

Will a snri treat OCD ? Or just ssri can treat ocd?  Also can OCD go away by itself or treatment is necessary ?

Results differ: Many medications can help OCD but,the SSRIs have typically been most effective, often at higher doses than what is needed to treat depression. OCD can get worse during periods of stress so in mild forms it can appear to go away on its own. However, it typically does require treatment to go away. Luckily there are many behavioral treatments available which are very effective in treating OCD . ...Read more

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How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

If ERP is: referring to Exposure Response Prevention, this is a treatment for OCD wherein you are gently exposed to situations that may trigger OCD and the various rituals that folks use to ward of perceived danger (often vague or unknown dangers). The response or ritual is prevented with the help of a therapist and in time the behavior extinguishes, dies off. Don't know of a specific website. Peace. ...Read more