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Question:

Are there persons not responding to Prozac? My daughter was prescribed Fluoxetine HCL 0.20 mg and has been on it for a little more than a month. However, there has not even been a little improvement. I think she should stop as her condition is exactly as it was before taking any medication.

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Answer:

One month on Pozac is not enough time to judge whether it is or is not working. However, it’s important for you to understand that there are limits to what medication can do for OCD. While the disorder is driven by anxiety and Prozac can reduce anxiety, OCD responds best to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Generally speaking, it’s the combination of therapy and medication that works best. Therefore, your daughter would do better if she were seeing a therapist who specializes in CBT in order for her to stop engaging in her OCD thoughts and behaviors.

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