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OCD Treatment in NYC

What is OCD?

Do you have bothersome thoughts that never seem to go away? Do you ever get scared of a thought that you cannot get out of your head? Do you experience anxiety or worry as a result of certain thoughts? Do you ever feel the urge to complete a behavior over and over never getting it quite right? Do you repeat behaviors such as hand washing, turning the light switch on and off, checking whether you locked the door or turned off the oven? Are you superstitious to the point that you avoid doing certain thing because you are afraid of something terrible happening? Do you constantly worry about potentially committing or having committed a horrible crime like molesting a child or hitting a person with your car?

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Can Help with OCD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of OCD. CBT Treatment can help you recover from:

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What Does OCD Look Like?

OCD is a type of anxiety disorder, in which obsessions and compulsions cause significant emotional pain and/or impair an individual’s ability to function in different areas of his or her life.

Typical symptoms involve intense obsessional thoughts, compulsive behaviors including washing, cleaning, counting, arranging, avoidance, mental rituals, or other idiosyncratic behaviors. Themes include contamination, religious domains, fear of harming self or others, violence, etc.  Panic, general anxiety, depressive symptoms, and guilt often accompany OCD symptoms.

Components of OCD:

OCD can be broken into different domains. Cognitive components involve the obsessions themselves, but more critical in terms of pathology, are beliefs that obsessions are dangerous, intolerable, and must be neutralized or repressed. Other typical cognitive components include thoughts like,

“Will something terrible happen if I don’t counteract this thought ?”  “I must be crazy to think like this!”  Physical symptoms are similar to other anxiety disorders and can include any sensations that are related to sympathetic nervous system activation, e.g., nausea, increased pulse, perspiration, etc.  Strong urges (experienced as compulsions) to “undo”  an obsession exist. Delays or resistance in responding to a compulsion will temporarily increase anxiety symptoms.

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