Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the International OCD Foundation. It is intended to provide information on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and to help people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder find assistance paying for their medications.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that occur over and over again, and feel outside of the person's control. These obsessions cause uncomfortable or distressing feelings, such as anxiety, fear, disgust, or doubt. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or thoughts that a person uses in order to try to neutralize, counteract, or get rid of their obsessions, and/or decrease their distress. Most people have obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors at some point in their lives, but that does not mean that we all have "some OCD." In order for a diagnosis of OCD to be made, this cycle of obsessions and compulsions becomes so extreme that it consumes a lot of time and gets in the way of important activities that the person values. Approximately 1 in 100 adults and 1 in 200 youth have OCD. OCD equally affects men, women, and children of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

The International OCD Foundation and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

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Medications used in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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