In Bangladesh we build a network to OCD patients and with their families and provide all types of services to them like drug treatments, psychotherapies (CBT- Exposure & Response prevention, Psychoeducation, Family Psychotherapy, Couple Psychotherapy) etc
Obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment may not result in a cure, but it can help bring symptoms under control so that they don’t rule your daily life. Depending on the severity of OCD, some people may need long-term, ongoing or more intensive treatment.
The two main treatments for OCD are psychotherapy and medications. Often, treatment is most effective with a combination of these.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a type of psychotherapy, is effective for many people with OCD. Exposure and response prevention (ERP), a component of CBT therapy, involves gradually exposing you to a feared object or obsession, such as dirt, and having you learn ways to resist the urge to do your compulsive rituals. ERP takes effort and practice, but you may enjoy a better quality of life once you learn to manage your obsessions and compulsions.
Certain psychiatric medications can help control the obsessions and compulsions of OCD. Most commonly, antidepressants are tried first.
Antidepressants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat OCD include:
- Clomipramine for adults and children 10 years and older
- Fluoxetine for adults and children 7 years and older
- Fluvoxamine for adults and children 8 years and older
- Paroxetine for adults only
- Sertraline for adults and children 6 years and older