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My son is 13 and has OCD. He has been taking fluoxetine for about 2 years. He is currently at 40mg a day. I have been told by several people that prozac is not the greatest drug. What is the best drug to treat OCD.

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There are a number of

There are a number of effective drugs for OCD, such as Prozac, but you might ask your psychiatrist about Luvox (Fluvoxamine), since this drug was developed specifically for OCD. Another very effective drug is Clomipramine (Anafranil). The problem with medications like these (SRI's, or serotonin reuptake inhibitors) is that most people only improve about 30% on these drugs, and then they relapse when the medication is stopped. The best treatment for OCD is a type of therapy called exposure and ritual prevention. This treatment is 80% and offers more lasting gains. Read more at this site (http://www.brainphysics.com/ocd-medication.php).
Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist specializing in OCD

I'm using Zoloft 100mg and is

I'm using Zoloft 100mg and is a good one. Right now im having a lot of obsessions and compulsions specially at university. Im 20 years. The doctor changed the treatment to fluvoxamine like 2 years ago but he changed it again because zoloft results to be better. But it depends of the person. Im telling you because your son is young and maybe can be a good change. The doctor also use another medicine with Zoloft for some months. Was risperdal, is an anthipsicotic. I think that the two medicine together are a very good solution. Try to talk with the doctor and consult to know if is good for him.

My son is 14 years old and

My son is 14 years old and has OCD, he is taking Sertraline (zoloft)and so far the medine is working for him but He needs to do the therapy too.Iam looking forward to star the ERP therapy too bad the insurance does not cover that, he did the CBT whitch do not work for him. I am desperate to find help for him..

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