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OCD Treatment

 

Dr. Zand uses a two-part approach to OCD -- medication and behavioral therapy. Some with OCD will improve quickly while others will improve gradually. But those who seek therapy do get better.

Medications are not always required, but they help many with OCD. Scientists have linked OCD with biochemical imbalances. Medication helps correct this imbalance, giving the patient a jump-start in the healing process.

Behavioral therapy works to actively change the unwanted habits of behaviors and thoughts. After a prolonged time with OCD, many people find that these habits (like any) do not simply disappear. Behavioral cognitive therapy allows the patient to reframe his or her experiences and actions in a different light.

Dr. Zand will first make certain the patient understands OCD. This involves explaining the biological and emotional factors involved.

Dr. Zand will then collaborate with the patient to set treatment goals. As treatment progresses, the patient and Dr. Zand will assess the patient's progress. Are things changing for the patient? Does the patient want to alter his or her goal? Is the patient happy with how things stand now?

As the patient sets about rebuilding his or her life, Dr. Zand freely interacts with the patient during sessions, giving much-needed feedback and easing the painful isolation of OCD. This approach, called dynamic interactive psychotherapy, is more helpful for those with OCD than the traditional role of the therapist as simply a listener.


Perry H. Zand, M.D., P.C
1020 North Kings Highway, Suite 205
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 662-1122