Hi, I am new to this web-site but I have been suffering from OCD since I was 5. I can remember laying in my bed at five years old and having anxieity attacks due to my obessions. I am now 24, and just recieved treatment for my anxieity/OCD while being hospitalized for 3 weeks. My obession that got my hospitalized for three weeks was the thoughts of suicide/ homocide. They were so disturbing to me that they took over my life and I wasn't able to function as a "normal" human being. I am currently on Visteral and 50mg of Prozac a day. I am not so sure that the Prozac is working, I have been taking it for 4 weeks now. Is there an anti-depressent that is better for OCD than others? (they believe the reason for my negative thoughts is due to depression thus, Prozac)The Visteral helps with my anxieity and I can tell the difference when I take it. I also have been getting really bad anxieity attacks sine I have come out of the hospital (about 5 days ago) and this is disturbing and frusterateing to me because the thoughts are the same ones that got me into the hospital in the first place (thoughts of harming myself and/or others). I absolutely HATE these thoughts and I get so upset that I cry because I feel like I am failing in my battle. I am however trying so hard to fight it. Does anyone have any adivce for me? Do you know of any medications that are useful for OCD? How about when I go to therapy? I hear that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is useful. Thanks for any help you can give me! It is appreciated.
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