Medications to treat OCD

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Medications to treat OCD

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OCD doesn’t go away on its own, and it has no cure. You can’t ignore it or think your way out of the repetitive thoughts and behaviors that control your life. What you can control is your decision to get treatment.

The first step is to see your doctor. An exam will show if your symptoms are the result of a physical issue. If they’re not, your doctor can recommend a mental illness specialist, like a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker, who can create a plan for you.

For many people, combining talk therapy and medication works best....

Medication. Antidepressants are often the first medications prescribed for OCD. Your doctor may have you try clomipramine (Anafranil), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or another antidepressant, depending on your age, health, and symptoms.

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