- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic specialists work with more than 700 people who have OCD each year to develop a customized treatment plan to manage OCD symptoms and improve quality of life.
- Compassionate specialists. Mayo Clinic specialists take the time to listen thoroughly to understand your needs, using a personalized approach.
- Unique, successful program for children and teens. Through the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota offers an innovative, intensive five-day OCD treatment program for children and teens. Pioneered by Mayo psychologists, the program provides exposure and response prevention treatment (ERP), a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps reduce OCD symptoms. ERP can be the most effective option for children when carried out correctly by an experienced therapist.
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