DWQA QuestionsCategory: OCDI am afraid that I got a very rare illness (OCD). Can this be treated?
Prashant asked 2 years ago
Praveen Singh replied 6 months ago


1 Answers
Dr. Prathamesh answered 2 years ago

Don’t worry. Its not a very rare illness. OCD is common in the general population; in a recent survey, over 28% of people were reported to be suffering of OCD. OCD is associated with particular abnormalities in the brain but at the same time, it is a psychological condition also, influenced by life experience. So, medicines and psychological therapy are two important aspects of therapy. When properly used, these treatments can substantially improve OCD symptoms in a majority of patients (up to 60-70%).