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Treating OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive and Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder of both the 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 neurosurgery. Butler also has a team of researchers who focus on studies of OCD treatments.

Contact Information:

Behavioral Health Service Call Center
For appointments or provider referrals contact Care New England’s Behavioral Health Services Call Center 24/7
P: 1 (844) 401-0111

Our Outpatient Programs

Intensive OCD and Anxiety Outpatient Program

The program utilizes exposure and response prevention (ERP), a type of psychotherapy proven most effective in treating those with persistent OCD and anxiety.

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Perinatal OCD Intensive Outpatient Program

The Women & Infants Hospital Perinatal OCD Intensive Outpatient Program serves pregnant and postpartum adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias (intense, specific fears).

Psychiatric Neurosurgery Program

Neurosurgical procedures can help patients suffering from treatment-resistant psychiatric and neurological conditions including OCD, depression, Tourette’s and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. 

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Not sure which program is right for you?

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