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Old July 29th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #12
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Default Re: are you born with ocd?

Originally Posted by IAMSAM View Post
A lot of people use the term OCD to refer to their thoughts about things, or their behaviors. But, the key is the ability of the person to control those thoughts or behaviors, and also how debilitating it is. True OCD is really impossible to control without meds, the people who have it really are driven by their thoughts and urges, they're overwhelming (and overwhelmed) and usually quite irrational. It's very serious.
Actually, there is empirical evidence to contradict the claim that it is "impossible to control without meds". Medication helps alleviate symptoms in most cases, but not all. Different types of therapy have been shown to be just as effective as medication. In some cases meds have been shown to be less effective than therapy.

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