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I HAVE INSTRUSIVE THOUGHTS keep poping up in mind.I am not able to stop that.I have been told by the the Doctor as OCD. Is their a standard medicine i can take for Intrusive Bad Thoughts.
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First let me explain that I am a therapist not an MD so the information I will provide to you is from a recent training I attended on treatment of OCD by Martin Antony, PhD, who specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders. If you are interested in medication treatment for OCD you should see a psychiatrist in your area. During that training he provided the following information. Effective medication treatments include use of SSRI's, such as Paxil, Zoloft, and indeed Prozac. He did report that there have been some studies showing effectiveness of using an adjunctive medication, such as Risperdal. I would highly suggest you discuss options with your psychiatrist.
Have you tried any other other treatment options than the medication? There are specific treatments that have been proven very effective in treatment of OCD, such as Exposure and Ritual Prevention. You can log onto www.adaa.org, which is the Anxiety Disorders Association of America to find out more information on treatment and also to find a therapist in your area that specializes in this treatment.
I hope that this information has been helpful. Please let me know if you have further questions.
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