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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Specialists Tualatin OR

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William J. James
(503) 692-7249
17655 SW Shasta Trail
Tualatin, OR
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Play Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 2002-12-23

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Center For Communication & Learning Skills
(503) 699-9022
14674 Rainbow Dr
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Jesse Lough
(503) 704-3895
16189 SW Holland Lane
Sherwood, OR
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Fox University
Credentialed Since: 2010-05-14

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Karin Calde, PhD
(503) 625-1212
20055 SW Pacific Hwy, #106
Sherwood, OR

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Eric Goranson
(503) 635-1604
16001 Quarry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Thomas G. Kern
(503) 494-1702
9195 SW Elrose Court
Tigard, OR
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Columbia
Credentialed Since: 2005-08-17

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Mcclure Douglas G Psy.D.
(503) 697-1800
15880 Quarry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Clifford A. Johannsen
(503) 246-5986
4550 SW Kruse Way, Suite 225
Lake Oswego, OR
Services
Psychological Assessment, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: United States International University
Credentialed Since: 1985-11-18

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Griswold Karen MA Mental Health Therapist
(503) 744-3244
4500 Kruse Way Ste 100
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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David W. Katz
(503) 803-1390
Business Office
Lake Oswego, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adelphi University
Credentialed Since: 1989-03-06

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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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