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What are the best meds for ocd?
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Antidepressants
Many of the antidepressants can be useful for OCD .
Sometimes OCD can be caused by or can cause depression which is treated by the antidepressant, but it is unclear how much the antidepressant helps the underlying obsessions and compulsive behavior. Some form of behavioral therapy in addition to medication is ideal.

In brief: Antidepressants
Many of the antidepressants can be useful for OCD .
Sometimes OCD can be caused by or can cause depression which is treated by the antidepressant, but it is unclear how much the antidepressant helps the underlying obsessions and compulsive behavior. Some form of behavioral therapy in addition to medication is ideal.
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe none
Cbt, cognitive behavioral therapy may be your best bet.
Some ssri type medications are shown to help and there are more potent meds that have sifnificant side effectsw that are used minimally. Ocd can be devastating to one's life and relationships. Couinselling and cbt are my best bets. Get seen by somone with an interest in this illness who is reputable and credentialled and seek other opinio.

In brief: Maybe none
Cbt, cognitive behavioral therapy may be your best bet.
Some ssri type medications are shown to help and there are more potent meds that have sifnificant side effectsw that are used minimally. Ocd can be devastating to one's life and relationships. Couinselling and cbt are my best bets. Get seen by somone with an interest in this illness who is reputable and credentialled and seek other opinio.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Meds; psychotherapy
Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted.
If so, typically anti-anxiety meds are indicated. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach.

In brief: Meds; psychotherapy
Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted.
If so, typically anti-anxiety meds are indicated. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach.
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