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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

People pursue counseling and therapy for a variety of reasons at Morgan Health Centers,
our services cover a wide spectrum of issues and conditions,  from minor to complex, both recently developed and long-standing.

Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders is a category of psychiatric conditions that include: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Body-dysmorphic disorder Hoarding disorder Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) Excoriation disorder (skin picking) Substance/medication-induced obsessive-compulsive and related disorder Obsessive-compulsive and related disorder due to another medical condition Each condition in this classification has its own set of diagnostic criteria. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – The diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 specify that in order to be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a person must experience obsessions, compulsions, or both. Obsessions: defined as recurrent, persistent thoughts, impulses, and urges that lead to distress or anxiety Compulsions: repetitive and excessive behaviors that the individual feels that they must perform. These actions are performed to reduce anxiety or to prevent some dreaded outcome from occurring. The obsessions and compulsions must also be time-consuming, taking up an hour or more per day, or cause significant distress or functional impairment, must not be attributable to another medical condition or substance use, and must not be better explained by another psychiatric condition such as generalized anxiety disorder. Treatments for OCD usually focus on a combination of therapy and medications. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or a form of CBT known as exposure and response prevention (ERP) if commonly used. Antidepressants such as clomipramine or fluoxetine may also be prescribed to manage symptoms.
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Evaluations for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Morgan Health Centers offers comprehensive evaluation of neurodevelopmental disorders, including Bipolar & Related disorder evaluations for children, adolescents/teens and adults. 

Recommendations are individualized and inform treatment planning. Assessment involves a clinical interview and cognitive and personality/emotional testing and results in a comprehensive report that meets industry standards for test measures, diagnosis, and academic accommodations.