Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Psychiatry located in Mansfield, TX
Providing telehealth across Texas

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Holistic Health and Psychiatry is a premier mental health practice offering compassionate care and effective treatment for individuals struggling with OCD. Peter Formusoh, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, and the team have extensive experience in the field and are passionate about helping people improve their mental health. To learn more about OCD and what treatments are available, schedule a consultation today. You can call the Mansfield, Texas, office or reach out online. Telehealth appointments are also available.

What is OCD, and what are the different types?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, commonly known as OCD, is a mental health condition characterized by persistent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions). These behaviors are often performed to alleviate the anxiety caused by the obsessions.

There are several types of OCD, including:

  • Checking: Constantly verifying things like locks, switches, or appliances.
  • Contamination: Experiencing excessive fears of germs or contamination, leading to compulsive cleaning or avoidance.
  • Symmetry and Order: A fixation on symmetry and precise arrangement, compelling individuals to perform rituals to maintain order.
  • Hoarding: Difficulty parting with possessions, resulting in the accumulation of excessive and unnecessary items.

What are signs someone has OCD?

Recognizing the signs of OCD is crucial for early intervention and effective treatment. Individuals with OCD may exhibit the following behaviors:

  • Repetitive Actions: Engaging in rituals or repetitive behaviors, such as counting, tapping, or arranging items in a specific order.
  • Persistent Intrusive Thoughts: Disturbing thoughts or images that intrude into one's mind, causing distress.
  • Avoidance: Going to great lengths to avoid situations that trigger obsessive thoughts or anxiety.
  • Time-Consuming Rituals: Spending a significant amount of time on compulsive rituals can impact daily functioning.
  • Interference with Daily Life: OCD symptoms can interfere with work, relationships, and overall quality of life.

How is OCD treated?

Holistic Health and Psychiatry employs an evidence-based and individualized approach to address OCD, tailoring treatment plans to meet each individual's unique needs. The goal is to reduce the frequency and intensity of obsessions and compulsions, promoting a better quality of life.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Incorporating CBT techniques, therapy sessions focus on changing thought patterns and behaviors associated with OCD. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a specific form of CBT that is often utilized.

Medication management

Prescription medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can be effective in managing OCD symptoms. Your provider carefully assesses each patient to determine the most suitable medication plan.

Collaborative approach

Holistic Health and Psychiatry emphasizes collaboration between the patient, their support network, and their provider. Regular follow-ups and adjustments to treatment plans ensure ongoing support and progress.

For compassionate and effective OCD treatment, schedule a consultation at Holistic Health and Psychiatry today. Take the first step towards reclaiming control and finding relief from the challenges of OCD. Call the office or reach out online. Telehealth appointments are also available.