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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD

Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Obsessions can include thoughts of germ contamination or other illnesses, irrational fear of having done something harmful, intrusive “forbidden” thoughts and obsessive doubt and in turn the obsessive need for certainty with constant second-guessing and need for reassurance. These are just some of many possible obsessions.

Repetitive behaviors (compulsions) include handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning, which are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however, provides only temporary relief, although not performing them markedly increases anxiety.

Other conditions that are related to OCD include skin-picking (now referred to as Excoriation Disorder), hair-pulling (known as trichotillomania), and Hoarding Disorder.

Being “obsessive” can be different from having OCD, and refers to a certain personality type (perfectionism, things having to be done just-so, orderliness that falls short of being a compulsion, etc…), although this can co-exist with OCD.

Dr. Ranen is an expert in treating OCD in Baltimore and surrounding areas.  He is included as a provider in the International OCD Foundation Resource Directory

 

Conditions Treated

ADD/ADHD
Mood Disorders
Depression
Mood Swings
Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder
Excessive Worry
Stress-Related Disorders
PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Weight Management
Sleep Disturbance
Lack of Energy/Fatigue or Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Anger and Irritability
Neuropsychiatric problems, amongst others

Call

(410)-413-2145

Address

Neal G. Ranen, MD – Baltimore, P.C.
9199 Reisterstown Road Suite 108-B
Owings Mills, MD 21117