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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) is an anxiety disorder of both brain and behavior. People with OCD experience intrusive thoughts, referred to as obsessions, which trigger high levels of anxiety. They then respond with repetitive acts, known as compulsions, to try to lower the anxiety and escape the obsessions. To be considered OCD, the obsessions and compulsions must be both time consuming and interfere with day to day activities. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD affects between two and three million adults in the United States.
Butler Hospital’s OCD experts provide treatment in a variety of settings, including in the hospital or partial hospital, outpatient and as neurosurgery. Butler also has a team of researchers who focus on studies of OCD treatments.
Adolescent Mental Health Outpatient Program
Treating children age 13 to 18 years old, Butler Hospital’s outpatient program provides treatment to address a variety of mood and psychiatric disorders, self-esteem issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral issues related to trauma, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Our team of specialists is experienced working with youth and how to address their particular needs.
Adult Mental Health Outpatient Program
Our clinical team offers individual and group therapy, peer support groups, medication management and coordination of treatment with your primary care provider. Staffed by Care New England Medical Group physicians and clinicians, we help people resolve issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, family and marriage conflicts, and trauma-related behaviors.
This insurance-based program is designed specifically for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island members. HealthPath provides wrap around services for substance use and mental health disorders, including treatment of co-occurring disorders. You pay one monthly payment, regardless of the frequency or type of visits your clinical team selects for your treatment plan. Additionally, the program covers long term management of chronic conditions to provide the support needed for individuals to regain stability and discover better wellbeing.
OCD Outpatient Clinic
The OCD Outpatient Clinic provides consultation services for adults, including diagnostic evaluations, second-opinion consultations, evidence-based medication treatment, and referrals to a network of cognitive behavioral therapists.
Intensive OCD and Anxiety Outpatient Program
For people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxieties who have not found symptom relief through medication and traditional outpatient treatment, the OCD and Anxiety Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program provides a new, highly effective treatment opportunity. The program utilizes exposure and response prevention (ERP), a type of psychotherapy proven most effective in treating those with persistent OCD and anxiety.