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Frequently Asked Questions

1How is OCD Treated?
  • Treatment for most OCD Patients should involve Exposure and Response Prevention and/or medication
  • The majority of people with OCD will benefit from either medication or ERP
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2 What kind of medications may help OCD?
  • Medication is an effective treatment for OCD.
  • SRI's are generally prescribed for OCD
  • About 7 out of 10 people with OCD will benefit from either medication or Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). For the people who benefit from medication, they usually see their OCD symptoms reduced by 40-60%.
  • For medications to work, they must be taken regularly and as directed by their doctor. About half of OCD patients stop taking their medication due to side effects or for other reasons. If you experience side effects, you should bring this up with your doctor so they can help you address them. They may be able to change your dose or find a different type of SRI that your system better tolerates.
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3How to find right therapist for OCD?
  • While there are many therapists to choose from, finding one who can diagnose and effectively treat OCD can be a challenge for many patients and families.
  • Some estimates indicate that it can take up to 14–17 years from the onset of symptoms for a person to get an appropriate diagnosis and effective treatment for OCD
  • One reason for this delay is the difficulty in finding a local therapist who can effectively diagnose and treat OCD.
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4What to do if OCD Sufferer is not ready for the treatment?
  • Loved ones can minimize and reduce accomodating the OCD.
  • Learn more about OCD and how it works.
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