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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Specialists Deming NM

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K. Dianne Stephens, LPCC, LMSW
(575) 546-0708
Deming, NM
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Deming Zen Center
(575) 545-4665
200 S. Nickel Street
Deming, NM
Specialty
Zen meditation and Buddhist services

K. Dianne Stephens
(575) 546-0708
340 Solana Rd. SE
Deming, NM
Specialty
Individual Counseling

Sharon Steinborn, LMFT, MA
(575) 405-7992
PO Box 1406
FairAcres, NM

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Children's Treatment Center
(505) 296-3965
6611 Gulton CT NE
Albuquerque, NM
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Mary Alice Morgan
(575) 544-0900
Deming, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Border Area Mental Health
(575) 544-4468
121 S Silver Avenue
Deming, NM
 
Border Area Mental Health Service
(575) 546-2174
901 W Hickory Street
Deming, NM
 
Heritage Program for Senior Adults
(575) 396-8899
1535 N Main Ave
Lovington, NM
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Patricio Rodrigo Escalona
(505) 265-1711
1501 San Pedro Dr Se
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
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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