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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Specialists Kapolei HI

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Celia Mercado Ona
(808) 671-8511
91-2301 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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David Andrew Wolkoff
(808) 671-8511
91-2301 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Gregory Alan Prier
(808) 671-8511
91-2301 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Michelle Kang
(808) 772-0862
1001 Kamokila Blvd, Suite 151
Kapolei, HI
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Cultural Diversity Issues, Individual Psychotherapy, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
Korean
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Hawaii
Credentialed Since: 2008-03-25

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Donald Geil
(808) 453-5950
860 Fourth St
Pearl City, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Kimberly Ann Charlton
(808) 671-8511
91-2301 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Steven Lambert Chaplin
(808) 671-8511
91-2301 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Mark Henry Bernstein
(808) 674-2930
599 Farrington Hwy
Kapolei, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Dolly C Langen
(808) 432-3100
94-1480 Moaniani St
Waipahu, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Carol E Minn
(808) 453-5953
860 Fourth St
Pearl City, HI
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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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