OCD Specialist

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
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In-Person care in Bethesda, MD
Telehealth appointments in Maryland, Virginia, DC,
Florida and Michigan

Finding hope amidst the challenges of OCD is possible. If you’re grappling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may be contending with intrusive thoughts and employing coping mechanisms to manage them. At WCWCW in Bethesda, Maryland, our proficient mental health professionals are equipped to guide you in comprehending these obsessions and compulsions. Through our expert care, we aim to help you minimize the impact of OCD on your life and redirect your focus toward more positive and healthier thoughts. To begin a compassionate journey toward OCD treatment, contact WCWCW today or request an appointment online.


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Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurring unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that drive you to perform repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions can significantly disrupt daily activities and lead to distress.

Identifying Symptoms of OCD

OCD symptoms often involve a combination of obsessions and compulsions. While some individuals may recognize the excessiveness or irrationality of their obsessions and compulsions, these patterns can consume a substantial amount of time and hinder routine activities, as well as social, academic, or work-related functioning.

Obsessions in OCD are persistent, distressing, and intrusive thoughts, urges, or mental images. Attempts to disregard these obsessions or alleviate them through compulsive behaviors or rituals are common. Such obsessions tend to intrude at inconvenient moments, interrupting other thoughts or activities.

Compulsions in OCD are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels compelled to perform. These actions aim to alleviate anxiety triggered by obsessions or prevent perceived harm, but they often provide only temporary relief and are unrelated to the actual issue they seek to address.

Providing Support for OCD

If you’re experiencing signs of OCD, WCWCW is here to support you. Our office is dedicated to helping you manage and overcome the challenges associated with OCD, offering high-quality services both in-person and through telehealth for patients residing in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Michigan, and Florida. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for the assistance you need. Call our office or request an appointment online today.

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