Did you know that good treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is just as likely to include cognitive-behavioral therapy as medication? The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK recommends that adults with mild to moderate symptoms of OCD be offered either cognitive-behavioral therapy or an antidepressant medication (SSRI).
The recommendation for adults with severe symptoms is that they undertake both treatments, as both are safe and effective treatments that perform similarly in research studies.National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
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