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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 educational information and healthcare cost savings resources for those living with this diagnosis.
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.
This page is for educational purposes only and should not replace medical care. Please consult your healthcare provider.
Medications used in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:
|Anafranil (clomipramine) |
Effexor XR (venlafaxine)
|Lexapro (escitalopram) |
Luvox CR (fluvoxamine)
Paxil CR (paroxetine)
|Prozac (fluoxetine) |
Prozac Weekly (fluoxetine)
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This page was last updated on 4/18/2019