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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has historically been notoriously difficult to treat. We now know that the best treatments for OCD combine use of medication (primarily SSRI anti-depressants) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. The therapy component involves exposure to the objectionable stimulus and thought, practicing distraction and relaxation techniques, postponement of and/or practicing of compulsive behaviors and other, sometimes paradoxical interventions.

Treatment of phobias and other anxiety disorders is also most effectively provided through a combination of medication and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as outlined for the treatment of OCD.

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