Our expert says:
I wonder what sort of therapy you have been in and out of. It if has been psychoanalytically based, then you would be best served to get out of it and to stay out of it --- there is no good evidence that it is of value in the treatment of anything at all. However, there IS good evidence that specifically CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour therapy ) is effective in managing Depression, and that it is useful in OCD, too. Similarly, drugs used for the treatment of Depression are also useful in OCD. I see no reason why you shouldn't be able, with the proper advice of a skilled shrink, to regain control of this OCD and depression ( the overlap between their effective methods of treatment is convenient ). You CAn do this. But avoid psychoanalytic or other wishy washy "therapists:" like the plague.
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