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OCD Treatment by Dr. Ibarra-Alos

Effective OCD Treatment

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an example of an anxiety disorder. It is defined in DSM-5 as the presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both:

  • Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges or impulses that are intrusive and unwanted. The individual is unable to ignore them, and they cause marked anxiety or distress.

  • Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession.

    • Examples of repetitive behaviors: hand washing, putting things in order, checking locks or other objects​

    • Examples of mental acts: praying, counting, repeating words in one's mind

  • The behaviors or mental acts are aimed at preventing or reducing anxiety or distress, or preventing some dreaded event or situation. However, these behaviors or mental acts are not connected in a realistic way with what they are designed to neutralize or prevent, or are clearly excessive.​

What is the treatment for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?
Online treatment for OCD varies from patient to patient, and it often includes the following:

  • Medication. At New Sunrise Mental Health, medication will be prescribed electronically and filled at the pharmacy of your choice, online or near you.

  • Psychotherapy, also known as "talk therapy", ranging from CBT to DBT to a number of other modalities. Dr. Ibarra-Alos will will be able to recommend an online or in-person therapist for your treatment.

Dr. Ibarra-Alos will assess you for any anxiety disorders, including OCD, and treat you online according to your needs.

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