Hello all, I have had varying levels of ocd throughout my life, and this has caused a good deal of depression. As an adult, my main problem concerning ocd has been feeling dirty all of the time and not wanting to touch anything for fear of contaminating everything else. It makes it hard to have a job and seemingly impossible to have a relationship.
I was wondering if anyone here has any suggestions about therapies or medicines that they believe has helped people with my kind of ocd. I am taking zoloft (150 for three months) from my family physician, but it hasn't helped any. My doctor suggested a psychiatrist and I have heard about behavior therapy; however, the exposure aspect of it seems very scary to me, and all the different medications seem very confusing to me. Of course, it's also all rather expensive. Any thoughts?
Thanks either way.
I also wanted to say that this forum seems to have alot of great considerate people contributing to it.