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How do you treat obsessive compulsive disorder?

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asked Dec 21, 2015 in OCD by anonymous

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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a first-line treatment. The following video explains how OCD develops, and how CBT can treat it:

However, if CBT is not successful, or if the OCD symptoms are severe, then prescription medication treatment may be needed to treat OCD. The best treatment option for OCD that does not respond to CBT alone is the combination treatment of CBT and prescription medications.

answered Jan 20, 2016 by drcarlo (294,080 points)
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