Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY


About OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) disrupts the lives of nearly three million adults in the United States. At NYC Psychiatric Associates, the experienced psychiatric team provides patient-centered care for adults and children with OCD. The physicians specialize in the latest treatments, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), to keep obsessions and compulsions under control. They also provide the supportive resources you need, so you don’t have to face the challenges of OCD alone. Call the office in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, today to schedule an OCD evaluation or book an appointment online.


What is OCD?

OCD is a mental health condition that involves patterns of unwanted and intrusive thoughts and fears (obsessions). Obsessions trigger compulsions: strong urges to repeat certain behaviors to relieve obsession-related stress.

The root cause of OCD isn’t clearly understood, but your genetic history, biological makeup, and environment can all play a role in the condition. Extreme stress and having another mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression, can also increase your risk for OCD.

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers compassionate care for adults and children with OCD. The experienced psychiatric team provides diagnostic evaluations in the office and through the online telemedicine platform.

When should I seek medical attention for OCD?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at NYC Psychiatric Associates if you or your child experiences obsessions and compulsions of OCD that lower your quality of life.

Adults and children often develop obsessions around a certain theme, such as fear of germs or an extreme need to be organized. Obsessions can lead to compulsive behaviors like constantly hand washing or cleaning.

Other compulsive behaviors might include checking and rechecking doors and windows, repeating phrases, or counting in specific patterns.

The experienced team offers psychiatric evaluations to identify OCD symptoms and assess their severity. They may also order bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out medical issues that negatively affect your thinking and behaviors.

How is OCD treated?

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers customized care plans to help you manage symptoms of OCD and improve your quality of life.

The skilled psychiatrists may recommend strategies like:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Diet improvements
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Prescription antidepressants

The team also provides transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in your brain. A magnetic coil placed on your head delivers magnetic pulses into your brain to relieve OCD symptoms.

You can also benefit from the medication management services the team provides to ensure you take OCD medications properly. They continue to supervise your use of antidepressants to lower your risk for complications that are common with missed doses, underdosing, and overdosing.

Call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule an OCD consultation for yourself or your child or book an appointment online.