Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to drug treatment of pediatric OCD appears to improve symptoms

Medications can, over time – and at the right dosage – reduce symptoms of OCD by about 50% at best. Therapy will deepen your child’s adaptation. It pays to find someone who genuinely knows this territory with children.

Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to drug treatment of pediatric OCD appears to improve symptoms: Children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who were receiving some benefit from treatment with medication had a significantly greater reduction in OCD symptoms with the addition of cognitive behavior therapy, according to a study in the September 21 issue of JAMA.