Hi There, Thanks for asking. The dose backs to the clinical improvement. The medical treatment for OCD
is usually long term, but if the clinical improvement is reached, the dose can be decreased to the minimal level. if you wish to discontinue the medication, you should take advantage of behavioral therapy
for your compulsions. The advantage of behavioral therapy is that does not have any possible side effect and also its positive effect (when is achieved) is life time, because it is a skill which you learn. Its concept is easy and it needs several weeks to practice. You can ask your doctor to guide you to the person who can work it with you. Please let me know if you have any question in this regard.