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is there any help with ocd. i've been taking seritonin uptake nhibitors for 15 years now with some relief, but wish ther e was more help for this condition

kent asked this
April 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

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Hi Kent- one issue with SSRI's and OCD is that the SSRI doses tend to run higher with OCD (as opposed to anxiety or depression). Often doctors keep OCD patients on a regular dose and do not push the dose to an OCD range. If this is the case, there are some tried and true techniques that therapists use. Some are better than others and I would definitely research a therapist before entering into a treatment program. I had a patient who found a lot of success from a national program out of New York that provided therapy via the phone specifically for OCD. Lastly, support groups that provide accountability can be helpful.

Jeffrey VanWingen M.D. Health Coach answered
April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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