What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
“The essential features of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder are recurrent obsessions or compulsions that are severe enough to be time consuming or cause marked distress or significant impairment.”1
The level of intensity in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can vary depending upon the patient’s ability to perform exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive therapy homework. For mild to moderate severity, this may include weekly office visits and ERP homework and some out-of-the office therapist assisted ERP. For moderate to severe levels of anxiety, the range of obsessive compulsive disorder treatment can be far more than once-weekly office visits with patients referred to our Intensive Outpatient Program. Every patient is different and as OCD treatment progresses, additional information gathered from OCD treatment informs the next phase. We will recommend inpatient or residential OCD treatment for some patients after their evaluation.
If you or someone you know may be suffering from OCD, feel free to call 256.883.3231 to arrange for a confidential meeting with one of our staff.
At Behavioral Sciences of Alabama, we design and carry out intensive OCD treatment programs to help you to reduce anxiety in your life as quickly as possible. Cognitive behavior therapy, including exposure and response prevention, provides tools for beating back your OCD and other anxiety disorders.
For more information on OCD treatment, support groups, research, and related issues, visit the International OCD Foundation or click on the links below.
Behavioral Sciences of Alabama is your solution for ADHD, anxiety and life’s many problems. Come and visit us in Huntsville, AL (southeast Huntsville, near Parkway Place Mall). Call us from Guntersville, Madiosn, Decatur, and Athens at 256.883.3231 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us.