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When a person is struggling with their mental health, they aren’t the only one affected. Parents, siblings, and other loved ones also have to navigate the emotional and oftentimes challenging road to recovery.
Dr. Stephanie Eken discusses the potential side effects of medications that may be prescribed for children and adolescents with OCD and the importance of close monitoring while trying new medications.
The most effective treatment for OCD is the combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. Rogers’ Dr. Mark Rossing, medical director OCD and anxiety adult residential care, explains why medication is needed.
When children and adolescents seek help at Rogers for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), they have often tried medications without encouraging results, even after taking a gene-drug interaction test. Dr. Stephanie Eken explains how previous medication trials influence treatment and dosage.
Rogers’ Dr. Mark Rossing, medical director OCD and anxiety adult residential care, shares the type of medications that are most beneficial in treating patients with OCD.
Common questions around medication for OCD include how long it should be tried before determining if it has been effective and how long a person should take medication for OCD. Dr. Stephanie Eken answers these questions and discusses how to know when a patient can discontinue taking medication and the safest way to do this.
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