Posted by greywolf on December 4, 2009, at 3:07:45
In reply to Does Lithium Worsen OCD or help?, posted by Phidippus on November 30, 2009, at 13:53:54
I have treated for severe OCD medically and with CBT for well more than a decade. I went the Lithium route twice, and it did not do anything for the OCD.
But, I won't say that it can't work for OCD--it just depends on your OCD issues. Among the more than 20 OCD behaviors I am working on, mine include very strong interfering negative thoughts, including blasphemous thoughts, that are of such a strong nature that meds don't touch them.
However, I can see where Lithium would at least assist OCD behaviors that interfere with daily functions to a lesser degree. But I wouldn't consider it a cure-all.