Coordinated by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), OCD Awareness Week is an annual public education campaign with the goal of helping more people to get timely access to appropriate and effective treatment. Each year, the IOCDF and its affiliates located across the country uses the second week of October to raise awareness and understanding about OCD and related disorders.
Rogers is proud to be an institutional member of the IOCDF and to support its efforts to promote awareness and treatment of these disorders.
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain that causes severe anxiety. People with OCD have both obsessions, or unwanted intrusive thoughts, and compulsions, repetitive acts done in an attempt to neutralize the unwanted thought.
Though sometimes treated as a joke, OCD is very serious to the people who live with it every day and their family members. Having OCD is often described as being stuck in an unending cycle of worry.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, has emerged as one of the most effective treatments for OCD. Rogers is a national leader in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) emphasizing exposure and response prevention (ERP). This is the foundation of our treatment of OCD and related disorders.
How is OCD treated?
At Rogers, board-certified psychiatrists direct each treatment program and evaluate the needs of each patient. Our staff uses a range of treatment components proven to be the most effective and most likely to protect against relapse, including:
Cognitive behavioral therapy
– Research has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is very effective in helping people make changes in their thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Rogers is a national leader in the use of CBT.
Exposure and response prevention
– One component of CBT is exposure and response prevention (ERP), which ranks obsessions, then gradually and repeatedly exposes patients until anxieties subside. Our vast experience in working through these “hierarchies” of behavior provides a thorough and creative approach for effective treatment.
From The Blog: Understanding Childhood Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems, affecting about one out of eight children. While feeling anxious or even afraid at times is a normal part of childhood, anxiety can become problematic if it begins to impair a child’s ability to function at home or at school on a daily basis. The importance of identifying and treating an anxiety disorder is critical not only in relieving the child's current distress, but also in reducing the progression into more serious problems when they are older.
OCD Treatment In Tampa
Hear from three leaders in OCD treatment discuss Rogers new treatment center in Tampa, Florida, as they explain what programs will be offered, the collaboration involved, and how it will benefit the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Jacobi on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, has emerged as one of the most effective treatments for OCD and anxiety issues, and is beneficial for treating other forms of mental illness.
Dr. Brad Reimann discusses the new OCD Center at Cedar Ridge
Rogers Memorial Hospital has expanded adult residential treatment for obsessive-compulsive-disorder. Hear Dr. Brad Riemann discuss the new facility and see some before and after video of the new location.
The Rogers Difference
Through years of experience with thousands of patients, we've set the standard for OCD and anxiety treatment.
Over 80% of adults have found significant, long-term improvement of their symptoms.
At Rogers, our vision is to assure that people with behavioral healthcare needs, and their families, have access to the highest quality of care and are able to experience hope and healing in their lives. Rogers Memorial Hospital has more than a decade of commitment and investment in outcomes studies, with nearly 10,000 of our patients participating. A recent outcome study report summarized data from 400 adults with a primary diagnosis of OCD admitted to the OCD Center during the last 12 years. Patients completed a series of standardized questionnaires including the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale self-report (Y-BOCS-SR) to measure severity of OCD, and the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) to measure the severity of depression. The data shows a statistically significant improvement in Y-BOCS scores from an average of severe OCD symptoms at admission to moderate at discharge, as well as a significant decline in depression levels, which dropped from a moderate to mild level at discharge. Both OCD and depression symptoms remained mild for more than a year after the end of residential treatment. Download PDF
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