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Is there a cure of ocd?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

But there is plenty of help.
Ocd like many other disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and mood disorders can be treated successfully, but often require long term treatment so the disorder does not seriously impair a persons function and they can live a fairly normal life. The best care is counseling, desensitization and medication combined. A strong positive attitude helps also.

In brief: No

But there is plenty of help.
Ocd like many other disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and mood disorders can be treated successfully, but often require long term treatment so the disorder does not seriously impair a persons function and they can live a fairly normal life. The best care is counseling, desensitization and medication combined. A strong positive attitude helps also.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: GET THEE E.R.P. !

There is effective behavioral treatment for ocd.
It's possible to gain control of ocd & learn to stop it from running your life! the "gold standard" treatment is behavioral: it's called exposure & response prevention. Find an ocd expert to help. See resources on the international ocd foundation website: www.Ocfoundation.Org. Meds can be big help too.

In brief: GET THEE E.R.P. !

There is effective behavioral treatment for ocd.
It's possible to gain control of ocd & learn to stop it from running your life! the "gold standard" treatment is behavioral: it's called exposure & response prevention. Find an ocd expert to help. See resources on the international ocd foundation website: www.Ocfoundation.Org. Meds can be big help too.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Jeff Seaman
This is incorrect,. Exposure and response prevention has been shown to detrimental in some patients with OCD as it simply intensifies the anxiety. When utilizing CBT for OCD, substitution therapy (shifting compulsion to less intrussive symptom) is the new standard. See McLean hospital as a pivot point.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: OCD like high blood

Pressure is managed, not cured---yet.

In brief: OCD like high blood

Pressure is managed, not cured---yet.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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