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How can I treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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Allison Greco
General Practice
9 doctors agree

In brief: Therapy, medication

The most effective treatment for diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder is something called cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt).
During cbt, a therapist can help you "train yourself" to deal with the anxiety and emotions that accompany the compulsions associated with the disorder. There are also medications that may help, but they will be less effective without therapy.

In brief: Therapy, medication

The most effective treatment for diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder is something called cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt).
During cbt, a therapist can help you "train yourself" to deal with the anxiety and emotions that accompany the compulsions associated with the disorder. There are also medications that may help, but they will be less effective without therapy.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!

Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy ; it can really take a toll on relationships.
The more u listen 2ocd ; believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure ; response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www.Ocfoundation.Org.

In brief: ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!

Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy ; it can really take a toll on relationships.
The more u listen 2ocd ; believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure ; response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www.Ocfoundation.Org.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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.
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.
Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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