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I know there is controversy regarding use of ssri/snri in bipolar 2 but if OCD is highly prevalent how can the use of one be avoided.Cbt is also used?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes, CBT for sure

Cbt is a very well-researched and useful part of treatment for ocd.
Other-than-ssri medications may be used, and you may still be able to use ssri's. However, you need to work with a skilled psychiatrist who keeps up with the most recent psychopharmacological treatments. http://ocd.stanford.edu/treatment/pharma.html.

In brief: Yes, CBT for sure

Cbt is a very well-researched and useful part of treatment for ocd.
Other-than-ssri medications may be used, and you may still be able to use ssri's. However, you need to work with a skilled psychiatrist who keeps up with the most recent psychopharmacological treatments. http://ocd.stanford.edu/treatment/pharma.html.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry

In brief: Antimanic

If benefits out weigh risk an antidepressant can be prescribed for a patient with bipolar disorder and ocd.
An anti manic medication needs to be prescribed to reduce the risk of manic.

In brief: Antimanic

If benefits out weigh risk an antidepressant can be prescribed for a patient with bipolar disorder and ocd.
An anti manic medication needs to be prescribed to reduce the risk of manic.
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Dr. Daryl Tanski
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