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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Specialists Brigham City UT

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Keeler Shannette Lcsw Pc
(435) 723-2363
9 W Forest St
Brigham City, UT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Recovery Counseling Center
(435) 723-1196
862 S Main St
Brigham City, UT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Neil Goslin
(435) 531-3521
Providence, UT
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

George F. Mooney
(801) 278-7031
3414 Brockbank Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Utah
Credentialed Since: 1993-07-16

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Chauncey S. Adams
(435) 688-4343
Dixie Regional Med Ctr
St. George, UT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Languages Spoken
Chinese (Mandarin)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brigham Young University
Credentialed Since: 1984-07-31

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Youthtrack
(435) 723-1799
416 E 850 S
Brigham City, UT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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GayLyn White
(435) 730-3888
Tremonton, UT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nusrat Ahmed
(801) 572-0133
1020 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Robert Louis Jeppson
(801) 373-4760
750 N Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Kelli Jo Hyland
(801) 581-2121
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
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Psychiatry

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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.

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