My wife is suffering from OCD since she was 17 years old, now she is 73. She has been using medication for that illnes for over 50 years. Besides Clonazepan, Solof, Lorazepan, Divalproex, Citalopran, Donepezil,Divalproex, Enalapril, Carb/Levo tab she started taking Ziprasidone four weeks ago.Please tell me if she should stop taking some of those medications.
Thats alot of different medications & although there is no cure for OCD,there are very sucessful treatments like CBT & exposure therapy.She should not stop taking those meds but rather speak to her doctor about this matter.
Actually there is a cure for OCD, like the first commenter said, ERP and CBT are two very effective ways of treating it for good. Also systematic desensitization is another method if exposure and response prevention is not sufficient to start with. The key is deconditioning the person to the cues that evoke the compulsive acts.
Talk with some psychiatrists about these treatments, OCD can be stopped but it takes work and persistence with it.
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