Treatment of OCD

Learn about the various treatment methods to manage OCD. Methods of treatment can include medication and behavior modification, to alternative and natural methods to current new methods such as antipsychotics. Although OCD may never be cured, those diagnosed can learn to successfully manage their symptoms and gain back control of their life.  

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  • How Professionals Treat Compulsive Handwashing
    Many individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) wash their hands repeatedly for extended periods of time. While performing this ritual may relieve anxiety over the fear of germs, it can obviously impact daily life. This article explains how to treat compulsive handwashing from OCD.
  • Finding the Right Treatments for Hypochondriacs
    Hypochondriacs have a persistent fear of serious physical illness or a preoccupation with a perceived deformity or disfigurement. The overwhelming fear can interfere with many daily activities and social relationships. Continue reading to learn the most effective treatments for hypochondriasis.
  • Treating OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy
    The use of exposure and response prevention (ERP) for people with OCD is a long and often times grueling experience for the individual. However, it is the most effective treatment for those who suffer with an obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Treating Hypochondriasis with Medications
    Hypochondriasis is a mental disorder that causes the sufferer to believe or constantly fear that they have an undiagnosed serious medical condition. This article is a look at the hypochondriasis medications available to help hypochondriacs.
  • Medication and Therapy Options for Curing Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    Individuals suffering from intermittent explosive disorder (IED) tend to grossly overreact in anger to seemingly minor incidences. Find out what are the best treatment options for curing intermittent explosive disorder.
  • How to Handle Your Child's Hair Pulling Urges
    Every child with trichotillomania is different and therefore requires a unique treatment plan; however there is a standard protocol for treating children with this hair pulling disorder and it is outlined here. This resource will help parents and caregivers of children and teens with TTM.
  • How Can I Stop Compulsive Skin Picking?
    Dermatillomania is a disorder where a sufferer will continually pick at their skin. This article is a look at some of the treatments used for OCD suffers challenged by this disorder.
  • How to Help Yourself Overcome OCD
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can control an individual’s life with unwanted thoughts and repetitive rituals. Therapy and medication can make a tremendous difference, but self-help strategies matter, too. Read this article about OCD self help to stop this disorder from controlling your life.
  • Self-Help for OCD
    OCD manifests in many forms but all are marked by obsessions and compulsions. There are ways people can help themselves to overcome the problems caused by their OCD.
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