My Psych Health



OCD services offered in Alma, Fayetteville and Bentonville, AR

If you have obsessions and compulsions you can’t control that negatively affect your quality of life, see the experts at My Psych Health, based in Alma, Fayetteville, and Bentonville, Arkansas, serving patients of all ages virtually. The outstanding psychiatry team offers treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) via telehealth to help you regain control of thoughts and behaviors. Call to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.

What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects your behavior and thought patterns. It consists of obsessions and compulsive behaviors that may embarrass you or negatively affect your job, school, relationships, and overall well-being. The good news is that treatment at My Psych Health helps you overcome worrisome OCD symptoms.

What are the symptoms of OCD?

The hallmark symptoms of OCD include:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear of dirt or germs
  • Ongoing worry
  • Unwanted or intrusive thoughts
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Being overly organized
  • Needing things symmetrical or orderly
  • Horrific thoughts
  • Frequent hand washing 
  • Doubts about locking doors or turning off stoves
  • Intense stress during disarray
  • Avoiding OCD triggers, such as shaking hands
  • Following strict routines
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Eating disorders
  • Arranging canned goods the same way

While mild cases of OCD might not be problematic, severe OCD can interfere with your quality of life.

What are the risk factors for OCD?

While the cause of OCD isn’t clear, risk factors include a family history of OCD, learning OCD behaviors from family members or friends, stressful life events, and past trauma. You might also have an anxiety disorder, depression, tic disorder, or substance use disorder.

If OCD negatively affects your quality of life, see the My Psych Health team for an evaluation and treatment recommendations.

How is OCD diagnosed?

Your My Psych Health provider determines if you have OCD after reviewing your medical history and completing a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. They ask about your lifestyle habits, thoughts, behavior patterns, mood, and more. Your provider also reviews your current medication regimen before customizing a treatment plan.

How is OCD treated?

Psychotherapy and medication management are common treatments for OCD. My Psych Health offers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and other forms of psychotherapy that help you overcome crippling symptoms.

Your My Psych Health provider calls you during scheduled appointment time to complete therapy sessions virtually via the comfort of your home or office. You may meet with them weekly for about an hour, or as needed.

My Psych Health offers couples, family, and group therapy sessions via telehealth in addition to individualized psychotherapy. Your provider manages your medication to ensure the best outcome and alters your treatment plan if needed. 

It’s important to get regular exercise and enough sleep, eat nutritious food, and minimize stress. Avoid nicotine, drugs, and alcohol.

Schedule an evaluation by phone or online at My Psych Health today to find relief from OCD symptoms.