What treatments are available for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

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  • James Pookay says:

    The lack of timely access to CBT and psychotherapy in most communities is appalling. It you look at treatment guidelines for almost any mood disorder, psychotherapy alone or combined with medication is the gold standard of treatment. But most people are just getting prescribed medication without any other treatment options available.

    A big reason for this is

    1) lack of psychotherapy training in family medicine programs
    (I had a one-hour lecture on motivational interviewing and then was given a handout to read at home)


    2) psychotherapy and counseling in many jurisdictions by non-physicians is not funded.


Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor is a health journalist and former Patient Navigation Advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he provided advice and answered questions from patients and their families. Paul will continue to write occasional columns for Healthy Debate.

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