A research study offering treatment for people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and are currently taking one of the following medications and still have unwanted symptoms:
The goal of the study is to understand whether patients with OCD on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) who achieve wellness from EX/RP can safely discontinue their medication.
You may be eligible if
- Clomipramine (Anafranil)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
- Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
A successful young woman breaks free from her "prison" of panic and OCD, thanks to her search for treatment. "So often, people who suffer from anxiety are laughed at as weak or neurotic. I’d like to think we’re actually pretty strong: It takes a lot to silently control a ping-ponging mind." Read on.
Back in 2006, I had it all: A loving fiancé, a coveted publishing job, a supportive network of friends and family. I was living in Washington, D.C., where I went out almost every night to press parties and trendy restaurants. In my spare time, I delivered meals on wheels and counseled Alzheimer’s patients at the local senior center. Perfectionistic and ever so vigilant, I could’ve won the Perfect Life Olympics.Read
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