Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Treat OCD?

Q:
Can cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treat OCD?

A:
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a kind of psychotherapy. It helps you replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a type of CBT. It exposes you to the triggers of your anxiety gradually. Then, you can learn how to respond to these triggers instead of compulsions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy tends to be the most effective way to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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