Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9-8pm (by appointment only) Saturday 9-4pm (by appointment only)

Phone: 248.241.6514

Address:
5701 Bow Pointe Dr., Suite 380
Clarkston, MI 48346

 

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment

OCD is an anxiety disorder which involves both obsessions (thoughts, images, or impulses that occur over and over again) and compulsions (acts that a person repeatedly performs in an attempt to make the obsession go away). The brain seems to get "stuck" on a thought or urge and cannot shake it. Individuals with OCD often have the sense that if that "obsession" continues without them taking part in any compulsions, the anxiety will become intolerable.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically-validated therapeutic intervention that is often used to help individuals with OCD to manage their symptoms. CBT is a concrete, proactive and goal-oriented therapeutic style. With the help of a trained therapist, individuals with OCD can learn to control and even alleviate their obsessions and compulsions. Individuals will also learn coping strategies such as relaxation exercises and ways to challenge distorted thinking in an effort to reduce anxiety. Psychotropic medications may also be a part of the treatment plan for the individual with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Oakland Psychiatric Associates, PC

Pontiac Office:
44555 Woodward Avenue, Suite 405
Pontiac, MI 48341

Phone: 248.335.4010

Fax: 248.977.3860


Clarkston Address:
5701 Bow Pointe Dr., Suite 380
Clarkston, MI 48346

Phone: 248.241.6514

Fax: 248.241.6639

Our Office Serves: Clarkston MI, Independence Twp MI, Pontiac MI, Rochester MI, Rochester Hills MI