Post Rehabilitation Care is essential for a person with OCD as even after having reduced the intensity of their symptoms in a rehabilitation setting, they may find that discontinuing treatment in the form of medications and/or psychotherapy can potentially cause a relapse back to their previous severity. In addition, going back to their home environment as well as facing life’s challenges can trigger many of these symptoms again that they might find themselves not knowing how to cope with. This is when professional help of a therapist and psychiatrist would be helpful. The person may also consider involving themselves in group therapy for OCD and family therapy that can enhance their recovery even more efficiently.
Medications can help reduce anxiety and make life manageable for the person with OCD
, leaving room for psychotherapy to make an impact. There are various therapies that are effective in dealing with OCD symptoms such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which helps the person identify the false messages of their brain and learn to interpret and respond to them differently, Aversion Therapy which helps the person associate negative or aversive consequences to the behaviours that they want to stop, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) which gradually exposes the person to their anxiety-provoking situation so that the person can learn newer ways to respond.