For anyone struggling with obsessive-compulsive tendencies at home, Dr. Grayson suggests exposure and response prevention therapy. "If somebody's going to get treatment for OCD, if the person they're going to does not say those words, that's a problem," he says. "Both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association recommend this as the prime treatment for OCD, with medication being helpful."
Dr. Grayson reminds the six patients that there is no quick fix with OCD. The six men and women on Oprah's stage will have to continue working out their fears for years to come.
Dr. Oz says another key to overcoming OCD is surrender. "It's about not being attached. I think [the patients] taught us a way of getting through a problem that a lot of us still have," he says. "We may not have it as extremely as you have it, but we all hold onto visions and then we begin to not live in the moment."
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