What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is defined as a type of Anxiety Disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviors.  Learn more about OCD Treatment here and take our OCD Self-Test.

Flavio Marenco, Ph.D. of PCH Treatment Center defines “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and disabling neurobehavioral disorder that affects more than 7.5 million people in the US alone. The gold-standard treatment for OCD is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a type of behavior therapy that involves exposure to feared situations and associated thoughts, feelings and images, while resisting the urge to engage in compulsive rituals. The OCD program at PCH uses ERP to treat moderate and severe OCD in conjunction with other evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions. Additionally, one of the unique features of the OCD program at PCH is the availability of clinical resources from our general program, which allows us to treat co-occurring disorders that frequently present with OCD.”

What is OCD and OCD Treatment

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