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I would like to know if there is a type of medication that is effective in the treatment of ocd for religious obssesions?

I have suffered greatly, for

I have suffered greatly, for many years now, with religious and blasphemous obssesions, even though I was not brought up or raised in a religious way. Is there any type of medication you could recommend that helps with this form of ocd if possible?

P.S. I didn't know if I could fit this writing into my question(s) part, which is why I wrote it all in the comments section.

Hi Ryvn, I am sorry to

Hi Ryvn,
I am sorry to hear you have been suffering for so long with these obsessive thoughts. Yes, there are medications that may help you, although I recommend you also work with a therapist for awhile as well. Medication alone may help to alleviate the symptoms, but the symptoms often return once you discontinue the medication. Psychotherapy can be very helpful in terms of addressing underlying issues and finding ways to cope with and manage the symptoms.

There are two types of medications that are typically used to treat OCD - tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs - e.g. Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil). Sometimes a combination of two medications are used, if needed.

I would recommend that you set up an appointment with a psychiatrist or psychologist - preferably someone who has a lot of experience treating OCD. If you prefer to do medication only, then a psychiatrist would be best. Keep in mind that it may take some trial and error to find a the right medication and dose that works for you.

I hope you are able to get some help very soon!

Dr. Lane


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