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Gisele Smith
(302) 328-3330
575 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
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Psychiatry

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Utpal Dhruve
(302) 255-2707
1901 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Adeel Zafar
(302) 255-2700
1901 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Ramita Shrestha
(302) 255-2700
1901 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
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Psychiatry

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Ears For Listening & Personal Wellness Counseling Services
(302) 995-0204
234 N James St
Wilmington, DE
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Mental Health Professional

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Meadowwood Hospital
(302) 328-3330
575 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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Northeast Treatment Center Outpatient Program
(302) 368-2070
287 Christiana Rd
New Castle, DE
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Patricia Dina Lifrak
(302) 325-6515
287 Christiana Rd
New Castle, DE
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Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

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Healthcare Commons Inc
(856) 678-2785
351 E Pittsfield St
Pennsville, NJ
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Mental Health Professional

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Andrew W Donohue
(302) 557-6490
809 N Washington St
Wilmington, DE
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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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