Signs You Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
You may need medication if psychological therapy doesn't help treat your OCD, or if your OCD is fairly severe.The main medications prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These can help improve OCD symptoms by increasing the levels of a chemical called serotonin in your brain.You may need to take the medication for 12 weeks before you notice any effect.Most people require treatment for at least a year. You may be able to stop if you have few or no troublesome symptoms after this time, although some people need to take medication for many years. Your symptoms may continue to improve for up to two years of treatment.