Originally Posted by barbieko
Are primary care doctors prescribing these now?
Yes, PCPs can prescribe these medications at any time. I would still recommend that if your son is not in therapy that you try to find a good CBT in your area, as the most effective way to deal with OCD is through therapy and a light dosage of medication. Unfortunately there is no medication that will cure OCD or get rid of OCD, but the medications do take the edge off and give some relief.
The first step is to have your PCP refer you to a good therapist. Once your son is in therapy, the therapist can monitor how your son is doing on his medications. If the therapist feels the medication needs to be changed, they'll call the PCP and recommend an increase or decrease in the medication. Usually CBT's are Psychologists, so they cannot prescribe medications, which is why the therapist will stay in contact with your son's PCP.