There is no way to prevent OCD.
OCD usually is treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications.
Medications The most common medications used to treat OCD are antidepressants, particularly those called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This class of medications includes fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil) and citalopram (Celexa). To treat OCD, the dose of medication usually has to be higher than when...Read more
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions, or pervasive and upsetting thoughts, and... Read more »
"A thought connected to OCD is probably more prevalent in my life than any other thought in the course of a day." ... Read more »
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Treatment for OCD normally includes a... Read more »