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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

What Is the Outlook for People With OCD?

In most cases, OCD can be successfully treated with medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, or both. With ongoing treatment, most people can achieve long-term relief from symptoms and return to normal or near-normal functioning.

Can OCD Be Prevented?

OCD cannot be prevented. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the time a person spends suffering from the condition.

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Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on February 11, 2014
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