Medications that have been proven effective in both adults
and children with OCD include Clomipramine, which is a member of an older
class of “tricyclic” antidepressants, and several newer “selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors” (SSRIs).
SRIs often require higher daily doses in the treatment of
OCD than of depression, and may take 8 to 12 weeks to start working, but some
patients experience more rapid improvement.
counseling for OCD
There are different types of therapy available which are
chosen as per the patient’s symptoms.
therapy (CBT) – methods to learn to identify and modify thought patterns accompanying obsessions and
Exposure and Response Prevention is a specific type of CBT which aims to gradually
desensitize one’s compulsive behaviors.
Therapy – focused on revealing unconscious content of client’s psyche to
alleviate psychic tension.
Rhythm Therapy – to develop normal sleep schedule and predicatble daily
Therapy – psychoeducation of family regarding nature of illness, course and
progression aiming to promote recovery.