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my son was diagnosed with ocd and severe anxiety disorder. he was treated with various drugs but nothing worked well .but combination of fluextine and aripripazole worked reasonably well.he is 13 years old.but due to side effects his aripripazole was stoppedafter 8 months. he is now on fluoxetine only with just started psychotherapy.but he has gone back to his previous level of uncertainty ,anxiety and ocd. what can you advise for desperate parents? we are so upset about him
Thu, 3 Jul 2014
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OCD is a chronic anxiety disorder and it takes time to get improved. If he does not get sufficient improvement with medications, then you can try clomipramine or fluvoxamine in his case. These both drugs are very effective in treatment and could help in decreasing symptoms. Carry on with psychotherapy in form of behavioral therapy. That would give additional benefit. In case, you need further help, you can ask.

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