Prognosis of Obsessive-compulsive disorder


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Obsessive-compulsive disorder usually refers to the likely outcome of Obsessive-compulsive disorder. The prognosis of Obsessive-compulsive disorder may include the duration of Obsessive-compulsive disorder, chances of complications of Obsessive-compulsive disorder, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Obsessive-compulsive disorder, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Obsessive-compulsive disorder: The course of the disease is variable -- symptoms may come and go, they may ease over time, or they can grow progressively worse.1 ... OCD generally responds well to treatment with medications or carefully targeted psychotherapy.2

1. excerpt from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: NWHIC
2. excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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