Dr. Helen Blair Simpson describes the alternative treatments available for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder/OCD.
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Question: What alternative treatments are available for women with obsessive compulsive disorder? Dr. Helen Blair Simpson: It's very important for people to know that there are two powerful treatments for OCD. One is medication, but the other one is cognitive behavioral therapy, and the data we have is that it's as effective if not more effective for OCD. So for women who don't want to take medication, there is an alternative treatment which is just if not powerful.