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How effective is sertraline (Zoloft) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

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Dr. Owen Scott
Clinical Psychology

In brief: It's effective

Studies indicate SSRIs including sertraline, fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%.
SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options.

In brief: It's effective

Studies indicate SSRIs including sertraline, fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%.
SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options.
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