Antidepressant Medicines Used to Treat OCD
How Well It Works
Research shows that certain antidepressants improve symptoms of OCD and help balance brain chemicals.
For children and adolescents with OCD, treatment combining Reference cognitive-behavioral therapy Opens New Window with antidepressants (SSRIs), such as sertraline, works better than only taking medicine. Cognitive-behavioral therapy alone also works well, but it works better if it is combined with medicine.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry