This research supports the use of the top evidence-based treatments for OCD: ERP therapy and SSRIs. Unfortunately medication only made my son, who was suffering with severe OCD, worse and I wrote about his journey on Mad in America: https://www.madinamerica.com/2013/02/dans-journey-through-ocd-2/. With years of hard work doing ERP therapy my son recovered. Today he is a young man living life to the fullest. I recount my family’s story in my critically acclaimed book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015) and discuss all aspects of the disorder on my blog at http://www.ocdtalk.wordpress.com. There truly is hope for all those who suffer from this insidious disorder!