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Paul Mostrom
(518) 428-1722
5525 N Stanton Street
El Paso, TX
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fuller Theological Seminary
Credentialed Since: 2008-08-13

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Ed Jose Borrego
(915) 842-9585
5750 N Mesa St
El Paso, TX
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Jaime Arbona
(915) 533-6360
5915 Silver Springs Dr
El Paso, TX
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Luiz Natalicio
(915) 603-5850
306 Thunderbird Drive
El Paso, TX
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Child Custody Evaluation, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Portuguese,Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Sao Paulo
Credentialed Since: 1978-03-31

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Janna E. Magee
(915) 845-2260
El Paso Psychol Consultants
El Paso, TX
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Play Therapy, Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas Tech U
Credentialed Since: 1978-11-27

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Epmhmr Siesta
(915) 751-2064
9009 Dyer St
El Paso, TX
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Sandra Martinez
(650) 636-6254
924 Sun Ridge Dr.
El Paso, TX
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New Mexico State University
Credentialed Since: 2010-12-07

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Robert J. Rankin
(915) 584-3866
230 Thunderbird, Ste J
El Paso, TX
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Catholic University of America
Credentialed Since: 1983-03-04

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Wagner Linda
(915) 585-9760
5862 Cromo Dr
El Paso, TX
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Elizabeth Levato Richeson
(915) 584-3636
600 Sunland Park Dr, Ste 6-100
El Paso, TX
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Howard University
Credentialed Since: 1996-04-29

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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What Is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.

 Causes

Growing evidence reveals  that OCD has a biological basis. OCD is no longer attributed to family problems or to attitudes learned in childhood. Instead, the search for causes now focuses on the interaction between biological factors and environmental influences.

Research suggests that OCD involves problems in communication between parts of the brain. These problems may be caused by insufficient levels of certain brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters. Drugs that increase the brain concentration of these chemicals often help improve OCD symptoms.

 Signs & Symptoms

People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. They may be obsessed with germs or dirt, and wash their hands over and over. They may be filled with doubt and feel the need to check things repeatedly.

 Treatment

Effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with OCD and other anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.

The most common treatment for OCD is a combination of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT) and medication.

Behavioral therapy known as “exposure and response prevention”  is very useful for treating OCD. In this approach, a person is deliberately and voluntarily exposed to whatever triggers the obsessive thoughts (exposure) and is then taught techniques to avoid performing the compulsive rituals (response prevention). The cognitive portion of CBT is often added to E/RP to help challenge the irrational beliefs associated with OCD.

Several medications have been proven effective in helping people with OCD, particularly those that increase the level of the neurotransmitter, serotonin. These are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and include Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.

 Outcome

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