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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder driven by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Typically OCD begins in childhood and tends to run in families. When extreme cases of OCD become severe and time-consuming, they can significantly distress or disrupt a person’s life.
We utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, to diagnosis your symptoms as obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Common symptoms of OCD include:
The anxiety caused by these undesired obsessions can result in a patient seeking relief by conducting rituals (compulsions).
Common compulsions include:
Although many people with OCD recognize their fears are irrational, they cannot overcome their obsessions and compulsions on their own. Our multidisciplinary staff will examine the patient to formulate an individual treatment plan.
Addictions or Substance Abuse treatment is available for patients who suffer from both obsessive compulsive disorder and substance abuse.
Medication. Therapies and rehabilitative services are very helpful for patients with OCD. At times antidepressant medications may be used as OCD treatment.
Support. We work to create a support system for its patients, who benefit greatly from family members who understand the disease and support the patient in the hospital and aftercare.
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Grief & LossFeelings of denial, shock and sickness are common emotions when dealing with the death of a loved one. Doctors discuss health implications of loss and overall wellbeing.
Suicide PreventionOver a million people attempt suicide in a year worldwide, yet most people do not realize it until it happens to someone close to you. Our physicians discuss the warning signs to watch out for and steps for prevention.
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