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Community Counseling Services
(870) 246-4123
201 N 26th St
Arkadelphia, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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William Viser
(870) 246-6482
Arkadelphia, AR
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Portuguese

Robert Bronson Stilwell
(479) 444-5048
1100 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Dayspring Services of Arkansas Llc
(501) 372-4440
1610 W 3rd St
Little Rock, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Warren Burckhart Seiler
(501) 225-5890
11219 Financial Centre Pkwy
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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R Blair Olson
(870) 230-5395
Arkadelphia, AR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Counseling Associates
(479) 271-0899
1911 N Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Ozark Guidance Cen Counsel Grp
(479) 738-2878
701 Phillips Pl
Huntsville, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Brenton Clair Oldham
(501) 985-0292
707 South First Street
Jacksonville, AR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare
(870) 673-1633
121 Commercial Dr
Stuttgart, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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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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