How to Treat OCD

Friday, 03 Jun 2011 12:23 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have certain unwanted repeated feelings (obsessions) causing him/her to behave in altogether different ways (compulsions) to neutralize obsessions.

OCD in Children
OCD in children may vary and children are diagnosed with OCD when they are seven to 12 years of age.

OCD Treatment
OCD treatment becomes essential when the disorder is seriously affecting the patient’s quality of life. However, it should be noted that OCD treatment helps relieve anxiety, but it does not cure the disease.

Different treatment options for OCD include:

• Cognitive behavioral therapy, a special type of psychotherapy, forms a major part of OCD treatment to relieve symptoms.

• Psychoanalysis may be performed to analyze the patient’s fears.

• OCD medications are started after OCD tests are performed by a psychiatrist. These medications include the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like fluoxetine (Prozac®) and tricyclic antidepressants like clomipramine (Anafranil), which have been tested clinically with proven efficacy. OCD medication bring about improvement, when taken regularly.

• Certain herbs like St. John’s wart, Passiflora incarnate, and Valerian are used as OCD medication to relieve mental stress. But cognitive behavioral therapy is the best treatment for OCD in children.

For more information on OCD, see below:

How to Treat OCD

How to Help a Child With OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Top Drugs That Work

New Treatments for OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Latest Medical Breakthroughs

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Top 5 Symptoms

 


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
 
 
Get me on Fast Features
Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved