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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.
Depending on a child's diagnosis, medication dosages must be carefully determined. Dr. Stephanie Eken explains how a one-size-fits-all approach may not help patients experience the full benefits of their medication.
Though medication is not always prescribed for children and adolescents, those struggling with moderate or severe OCD may benefit from medication in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Stephanie Eken discusses the most common medications used in treatment and the importance of recognizing co-occurring conditions when prescribing medication.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is key in treating patients with OCD, but so is medication. Rogers’ Dr. Mark Rossing, medical director OCD and anxiety adult residential care, explains the role of medication and what’s considered appropriate dosing.
Dr. Stephanie Eken discusses one effective way to respond to someone with OCD seeking reassurance, and the difficulties of separating typical reassurance from behaviors that are symptomatic of OCD.
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