Prognosis of Obsessive-compulsive disorder


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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

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

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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