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OCD, Medication, and Genetic Testing

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April 21, 2014 by Jackie Lea Sommers

Super interesting! In my case, “trial and error” took five years and a near-death allergic reaction …

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For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, it’s no secret that my son Dan had negative experiences with medication used to treat his OCD. He was overmedicated, wrongly medicated, and improperly weaned from various combinations of ten different medications over a fifteen-month period. Medication didn’t help him; it hurt him. For him, the best meds turned out to be no meds at all.

There are, however, a good number of OCD sufferers who are helped by medication (usually in combination with Exposure and Response Prevention therapy). But even for those who benefit from taking medication it is often a long, frustrating journey to find the right medication, or combination of medications, that work. We’ve all heard it before: trial and error is the only way to find that often elusive “right combination.”

But is trial and error really the only way?

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One thought on “OCD, Medication, and Genetic Testing

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Jackie!

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