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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy Lifestyle

Technically there is no specific way to guarantee that you will not have problems with ocd, although it is unlikely to start once a person is well into adulthood.
However, in general your emotional health will receive the best benefit by paying attention to your overall health in all areas of life (physical, emotional, social, spiritual). A healthy lifestyle is your best bet for emotional health.

In brief: Healthy Lifestyle

Technically there is no specific way to guarantee that you will not have problems with ocd, although it is unlikely to start once a person is well into adulthood.
However, in general your emotional health will receive the best benefit by paying attention to your overall health in all areas of life (physical, emotional, social, spiritual). A healthy lifestyle is your best bet for emotional health.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prevention

Would involve genetic manipulation as we know that there is a genetic component to ocd.

In brief: Prevention

Would involve genetic manipulation as we know that there is a genetic component to ocd.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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