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Center For Psychotherapy of North Ga the
(678) 513-7676
634 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Barry Neill Jones
(770) 475-8014
5965 Parkway North Blvd
Cumming, GA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Gateway/Larc Industry
(770) 887-4350
5110 Piney Grove Rd
Cumming, GA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Georgia Mountain Community-North Corners Pkwy
(678) 341-3840
125 N Corners Pkwy
Cumming, GA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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William L. Buchanan
678-624-0310 ext. 13
3534 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Child Custody Evaluation
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 1989-08-16

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Metropolitan Serenity House, Inc.
(678) 947-6550
1300 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Jeanne Latiolais, PsyD
(770) 205-1751
314 Tribble Gap Rd. Suite B
Cumming, GA

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Ronald Mark Barnes
(770) 844-3290
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Sunita Gupta
(678) 393-3374
370 Prospect Pl
Alpharetta, GA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Aaron Karnilow
(678) 566-5000
Northside/Alpharetta Medical Campus
Alpharetta, GA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1975-09-29

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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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