Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder, better known as OCD, is an anxiety disorder that affects over 2 million people in the United States alone. It is characterized by persistent intrusive thoughts, unwanted images, and recurring behavior patterns that can be difficult to control.
At Psyhance, we understand the challenges that OCD poses to those who suffer from it and strive to create an understanding atmosphere for our patients. Our telepsychiatry approach allows us to provide innovative, holistic treatment plans tailored to individual needs from afar. Our experienced mental health professionals are dedicated to helping our clients manage their OCD symptoms and work towards recovery goals.
What is OCD?
OCD can be defined as a mental health condition characterized by two key components: obsessions and compulsions. People with OCD experience obsessive thoughts or images that cause intense fear or distress. These obsessions often center on themes such as contamination, orderliness, harm or aggression towards oneself or others, religiosity, and sexuality. In response to these obsessive thoughts, individuals may engage in compulsive behaviors such as handwashing, counting items or repeating words to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsessions.
Symptoms of OCD
The symptoms of OCD can vary from person to person but generally include both obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Common symptoms include excessive cleaning rituals (such as washing hands), hoarding items for fear of needing them later, checking locks or appliances multiple times a day for fear of harm coming to oneself or someone else, and repeating words or phrases in one's head repeatedly for fear of something bad happening if they stop saying it. Other common symptoms include perfectionism (needing everything to look a certain way) and difficulty making decisions due to worries about making the wrong choice.
Psyhance is proud to house a team of highly trained professionals that can recognize the complexities of OCD and all of its subtypes. We work with you as a partner in implementing a completely tailored treatment plan while incorporating integrative care as a core principle in treating all types of OCD. Our approach is simple and innovative as we apply evidenced-based medical knowledge while also using functional medicine, traditional psychiatric care, and modern integrative care to help treat all forms of OCD. Together we will develop an effective and long-lasting treatment plan.
Our integrative psychiatric treatments include:
- Dedicated time to listening – we offer a minimum 60 minutes initial appointment and 30 minute follow ups to each of our patients
- Bio-feedback therapy
- Medication management
- Genetic testing
- Organic supplements
- Health & wellness coaching
- Nutrition management
Mental Health Clinic in White Plains, NY
At Psyhance in White Plains, New York, we firmly believe in using integrative and innovative psychiatry as the cornerstone of our approach to treating OCD. Our dedicated and compassionate team of professionals will work with you hand-in-hand to create and implement a bespoke treatment plan that will help you move past the frustrations of your OCD. We understand that when it comes to mental health services, one size does not fit all. So, no matter the type of OCD you are facing, our highly trained team will provide you with quality medical and psychiatric attention that is catered for your specific needs.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or request an appointment today to start your journey. Feel free to take advantage our partnered discount of our curated products for your mental health and well-being needs.