What is the treatment options for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Updated: May 17, 2018
  • Author: William M Greenberg, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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The mainstays of treatment of OCD are as follows:

  • Serotonergic antidepressant medications

  • Particular forms of behavior therapy (exposure and response prevention and some forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy [CBT])

  • Education and family interventions

  • Neurosurgery (anterior capsulotomy, or deep brain stimulation) [4] , in extremely refractory cases


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