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teaches a person how to think, react, and behave differently when the obsessive thoughts enter his mind. Exposure therapy is frequently used with patients who suffer from OCD. Exposure therapy is conducted in a controlled environment where a patient is exposed to his obsession and taught how to react to the situation. The use of antidepressant medications with OCD is more effective than drugs that target anxiety. Typically, to see relief with the use of medication it can take up to ten to twelve weeks. Ideally, the combination of both therapies is best and my recommendation for Mr. Wolf to overcome his OCD as it is interfering with his every aspect of his life.Living with OCDI have explained the treatment options that work best for those patients who are diagnosed with OCD. Mr. Wolf can choose to use the services that I am recommending, or he may choose to try to control the behavior through therapy alone. There are patients who are uncomfortable with using medications to treat disorders. I explain to the Wolf family that I feel it is best that he complies with both treatment options. Mr. Wolf is not sleeping, not functioning
4properly, and his body cannot continue to function in the current state. I provide the Wolf family with a support groups, online recourses therapists who specialize in the disorder, a list ofdifferent medication options and answer all of the questions that the family has. The goal for