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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is defined by a pattern of intrusive, unwanted and anxiety-provoking thoughts that trigger intense urges to engage in compulsive, repetitive and time-consuming ritualized behaviors. These rituals are designed to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsessive thoughts, but they only provide short-term relief in what becomes an obsessive-compulsive cycle.

 

At both PCH Treatment Center and Community West, I have experience in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using exposure with response prevention (ERP), the gold standard approach to treating this disorder. I flexibly apply this treatment with clients in my practice.

Statistics and Research on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

14-17 years

It takes an average of

from the time OCD first appears for people to receive appropriate treatment.

1 in 40 adults

Approximately

in the U.S are affected from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

70%

Around

of people with OCD will benefit from therapy connected to the appropriate treatment.