Cymbalta is a medication used to treat depression. But studies show it has also been effective in dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Here's how it works:
In addition to depression, Cymbalta is also approved for treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. OCD is also an anxiety disorder in which sufferers are plagued by unwanted thoughts or images that often force them to conduct certain rituals.
According to Depression-Guide.com, studies with Cymbalta have shown it to be effective in easing the anxiety related to OCD and reducing those unwanted thoughts, and thus, the rituals.
As always, speak with your doctor to determine if Cymbalta is the right treatment for you to help you with your OCD.