Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Quality Psychiatric Health and Wellness offers comprehensive in-person or online OCD therapy treatment and counseling.

What is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that typically has two parts, obsession and compulsion. People with OCD have recurring intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that cause anxiety and distress. Compulsion is the mental actions or the repetitive behaviors, like hand washing, that the person feels driven to do in response to the obsession.

What are the signs and symptoms of OCD?

Common compulsions include repetitive behaviors or rituals:

  • Excessive cleaning
  • Handwashing
  • Ordering — Need to place things in a specific order.
  • Checking to see if the doors are locked or lights are turned off.

Common Mental actions include:

  • Repeating words silently
  • Counting

The compulsions or obsessions are time-consuming, can take more than an hour day, and can cause significant distress for the patient.

What Causes OCD?

There is a strong genetic link to OCD

  • Traumatic or stressful events
  • Neurological abnormalities in the brain
  • Chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Group A streptococcal infection

How is OCD Treated?

Comprehensive OCD treatment includes:

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Education
  • Medications

Common Medications used to treat OCD includes:

  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil)

Find OCD treatment at Quality Psychiatric Health and Wellness.

The first step is to do a comprehensive evaluation to confirm your diagnosis. At Quality Psychiatry Health and Wellness, we have in-person and telehealth treatment for OCD. Initial assessments may take up to 90 minutes to discuss your history thoroughly and allow you to have your questions answered. Dr. Ndubaku treats OCD in children, adolescents, and adults. She will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is suitable for you. The goal is to treat beyond your symptoms, determine the root cause, and help you live a quality life.

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