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Kathryn E Moore, PhD
(952) 224-9065
8646 Eagle Creek Circle
Savage, MN

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Lea R Hogan
(952) 435-0335
625 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Hogan Lea R Md
(952) 435-0335
625 E Nicollet Blvd Ste 320
Burnsville, MN
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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Barbara Hirsch Licsw Lmft
(952) 898-9567
14587 Grand Ave Ste 110
Burnsville, MN
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Mental Health Professional

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Gifts of Healing
(952) 948-0420
8120 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
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Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist

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Gerald C Peterson
(952) 993-8608
14000 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN
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Psychiatry

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Option Family and Behavior Services
(952) 564-3000
501 Cliff Rd E
Burnsville, MN
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Mental Health Professional

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Southwest Family Services
(612) 825-4407
14573 Grand Ave Ste 250A
Burnsville, MN
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Mental Health Professional

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Joy P. Piccolino
(952) 435-4074
14051 Burnhaven Drive
Burnsville, MN
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 2001-12-10

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James Samuel Guerrero
(952) 842-0882
5001 American Blvd West
Bloomington, MN
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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.

 Outcome

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