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A Heartline Centre
(702) 294-2327
1000 Nevada Hwy
Boulder City, NV
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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John Graham Waite
(702) 434-5114
600 Whitney Ranch Dr
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Stuart J. Ghertner
(702) 456-2639
25 Pheasant Ridge Dr
Henderson, NV
Services
Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Arizona
Credentialed Since: 1976-09-10

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Forest Hills Holding Lp
(702) 947-9091
2625 Wigwam Pkwy Ste 104
Henderson, NV
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Dodge Alan Slagle
(702) 454-0201
1090 Wigwam Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Joan Smith Cooper
(702) 558-6480
577 Duran Street
Henderson, NV
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 1981-01-08

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Carroll R. Thomas
(702) 369-3704
Green Valley Executive Suites, Building 3
Henderson, NV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Arizona
Credentialed Since: 1978-08-04

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Leslie Jeanne Howell
(702) 253-1173
2920 Greenvalley Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

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Saleha K Baig
(702) 365-9006
9017 S Pecos Rd
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Rachel Coffman, LCSW
(702) 650-0590
1701 N Green Valley Pkwy Bldg 2, Ste A
Henderson, NV
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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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