Do I Have OCD?
OCD Diagnosis and Treatment
You can’t be diagnosed with OCD just from the results of an online OCD test. You must talk to a psychiatrist.
Luckily, PlushCare now has psychiatrists that can diagnose and treat OCD. There’s no need to drive across town for an appointment. You can get a diagnosis with a phone or video appointment from the comfort of your own home.
OCD treatment usually involves a combination of therapy and medication. One effective type of therapy for OCD is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
Psychiatrists often prescribe antidepressants and anxiety-reducing medications to treat OCD. Some medications for OCD include:
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
- Clomipramine (Anafranil)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
It’s important to note that antidepressants have a black box warning from the FDA stating that they may cause increased suicidal thoughts or behaviors in kids, teens, and young adults. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking an antidepressant if you are a young adult or are the parent of a child or teen with OCD.
If you are diagnosed with OCD, our online psychiatrist can prescribe medication. After a video or phone appointment, they can electronically send a prescription to your preferred pharmacy. Click here to schedule an appointment.
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PsychCentral. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Screening Quiz. Accessed on September 13, 2019 at [https://psychcentral.com/quizzes/ocd-quiz/](https://psychcentral.com/quizzes/ocd-quiz/)
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