Thanks for question
OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder
is one of disorders of anxiety
spectrum disorders. It is one of disorders that is very difficult to treat but treatment options are available and treatment is also successful.
Both medicinal and non-medicinal (psychological) treatment are available, and combination of two results in best outcome
Medical treatment is based on use of SSRI
etc.) or Clomipramine
. These drugs are used in higher doses for OCD. And the medicines are safe also with no major side effects. In addition to this benzodiazepines like he is taking (lonazep) are used for control of anxiety. But these are with abuse potential and individuals tend to become dependent on them. So they are usually prescribed on SOS basis only and these are controlled drugs.
Non medicinal treatment includes- Behavior therapy, which is best treatment of OCD. Thought stopping techniques, exposure and response prevention, desensitization etc. are modalities of treatment used.
So as per my opinion-
- combination of treatment is best for OCD and you should consult your psychiatrist
for proper addition of medicines if symptoms are not in control
- Psychotherapeutic treatment is best if used with motivation.
- as far as plan of baby is concerned, as per my opinion there is no harm to baby from your husbands side.
thanks and take care