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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Specialists Jonesboro AR

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Muhammad Asad Khan
(870) 972-4961
2707 Browns Lane
Jonesboro, AR
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Lighthouse Counseling Center
(870) 910-3757
2912 King St
Jonesboro, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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David M. Blaske
(870) 931-4722
2514 Rosewood Cir
Jonesboro, AR
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Columbia
Credentialed Since: 1993-08-31

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Nirvana
(870) 931-5900
2500 Southwest Sq Suite 4
Jonesboro, AR
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional

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St Bernards Behavioral Health Unit
(870) 930-9090
615 E Matthews Ave Ste A
Jonesboro, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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A Natural Touch
(870) 972-0788
2913 King St
Jonesboro, AR
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional

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St Bernards Behavioral Health
(870) 932-2800
2712 E Johnson Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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David Dawson Erby
(870) 972-4961
2707 Browns Lane
Jonesboro, AR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Better Life Counseling Center
(870) 935-4673
1605 James St
Jonesboro, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Mid-South Health Systems
(800) 356-3035
2702 Browns Ln
Jonesboro, 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.

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