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
In a previous post I looked at the most common treatments for Obsessions and Compulsions and concluded by looking at self-help ideas. In... Read more »