OCD is treatable, but because it is hard to treat a select few organizations really understand OCD and how to treat the person instead of their symptoms. There are three main treatment methodologies for OCD medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. If you or a loved one have OCD symptoms controlling your daily life, it’s highly recommended you get a screening which may include a full YBOCS test that details the depth and severity of OCD symptoms.
Medication is one method for treating OCD. Commonly anti-depressants are tried to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain. Lacking serotonin is common in patients with OCD diagnosis.
Psychotherapy is also successful in most people with OCD. Utilizing a therapy called (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; patients re-learn the proper response to anxiety situations in ways that reduce the compulsions they have in reacting to negative stimuli. CBT also is learned which is something patients can practice on their own making it highly effective even after the patient is discharged from their level of care.
At Rogers, our treatment teams also use a method called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) which is exposure to the feared stimuli, then re-enforced evidence that the feared results really don’t happen. Rogers Memorial Hospital has an array of treatment options for OCD:
Rogers has an extensive anxiety treatment program as well and treats people from ages 8 and up for:
If you would like to learn more about the OCD treatment options at Rogers, please don’t hesitate to call 1-800-767-4411 or visit our website screening form to make an appointment to discuss admission to one of Rogers’s programs.