Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): Treatment with psychotherapy and medications

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Learn how psychotherapy and medications can help improve the symptoms of OCD.

Key points

  • CBT for OCD should be conducted by a clinician experienced in treating OCD.
  • CBT and ERP should always be tried before medications are prescribed.
  • Medications are generally used with CBT in cases of more severe OCD.
Last updated: July 19th 2016