Uploaded on May 2, 2007
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Part 1
Dr. John Breeding, Ph.D. psychologist discusses what is termed obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.
Dr. Breeding discusses potential psychological causes of an obsession or a compulsion as well as how to discharge negative emotion and love oneself.
Psychiatry often prescribes psychotic medications for obsessions and compulsions. Off label medication are often prescribed for this problem including mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, anxiety medications, antidepressants, etc.
Common OCD medications include Paxil, Prozac, Luxox, Zoloft, Lexapro as well as a number of SSRI antidepressants. Other medications often prescribed but not necessarily approved for OCD by the FDA include, Neurontin, Lamictal, Zyprexas and Risperdal. All of these medications have undesireable side effects and do not address the underlying cause of the psychological disorder. None of these drugs are actual cures.
Dr. Breeding discusses how to address obsessions and compulsions for a psychological model.
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