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Can you outgrow ocd?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Ocd is thought to be naturally waxing and waning.
Many do experience lessening of symptoms with different life circumstances but probably not simply due to outgrowing it.

In brief: Not usually
Ocd is thought to be naturally waxing and waning.
Many do experience lessening of symptoms with different life circumstances but probably not simply due to outgrowing it.
Dr. Timothy Re
Dr. Timothy Re
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Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: OCD
Individuals with successful treatment of OCD can learn very effective techniques to manage the symptoms of OCD and consequently not be imprisoned by it.
Sometimes, people experience a reduction in symptoms as they get older.

In brief: OCD
Individuals with successful treatment of OCD can learn very effective techniques to manage the symptoms of OCD and consequently not be imprisoned by it.
Sometimes, people experience a reduction in symptoms as they get older.
Dr. Michael Welsh
Dr. Michael Welsh
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
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.
OCD can eventually resolve itself, per your question, but the more severe the symptomology the less likely the OCD will spontaneously decrease or go away altogether.

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.
OCD can eventually resolve itself, per your question, but the more severe the symptomology the less likely the OCD will spontaneously decrease or go away altogether.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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