Do You Think You Are Out of Options for Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

October 14, 2014 1:01 PM

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Do You Think You Are Out of Options for Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

"Is there no hope for me?" John asks me in a shaky voice. His hands were chapped and bleeding from constant washing. "I'm in a mental prison and there is no way out," he whispers. John has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a disabling condition in which individuals have repetitive thoughts and behaviors they can't control. There are two types of standard recommended treatments for OCD: medications and cognitive behavior therapy. John has not had meaningful symptom relief from any of the recommended medications, or cognitive behavior therapy, or various combinations of medications and therapy. John has also tried a number of experimental treatments without success.

As a clinical psychiatrist and researcher, my goal is to uncover new treatments for people like John, who have tried standard treatments, but who continue to have severe symptoms. John has tried all of the research studies offered in our research clinic, and those offered in other academic settings ...

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