What is OCD? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is described by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors that significantly interfere with normal life. Obsessions are unwanted, recurrent, and disturbing thoughts that a person cannot suppress and that can cause overwhelming anxiety. Compulsions are repetitive, ritualized behaviors that a person feels driven to perform to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsessions. The obsessive and compulsive rituals can occupy many hours of each day and seriously interfere with daily life.

What Do We Do? Using proven scientific methods, we diagnose and treat the most serious cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders at our clinic in Los Angeles. Treatment includes use of Dr. Edna Foa's Prolonged Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), medication (as needed), hospitalization at UCLA for treatment refractory cases, group therapy, relapse prevention, and so much more.

At this Site: You will learn all about OCD -- read our clinical overview, learn more about out the 3-Week Intensive Treatment Program and the Twice-Per-Week Treatment Program for OCD. See our list of recommended books and videos. Learn about Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz' Four Steps Method and Mindfulness and the Treatment of OCD. Our patients use the online exposure instructions to help track symptoms. Read about new research, articles, and reviews, and visit related links As always, participants are needed for cutting-edge scientific studies.

Do I Have OCD? Read our checklist of common symptoms to find out if you have OCD, or call for an appointment. You too can be successfully treated. Imagine yourself... finally free from unwanted obsessions and embarrassing compulsions. Not sure if you are ready for treatment? Read the feedback from our former patients.

About Dr. Eda Gorbis. Dr. Gorbis is the director of the Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders and has developed an Intensive OCD Program. She has been featured in the media numerous times for her expertise. She has been on MTV, ABC News: 20/20 in a segment called "Tormented by Thoughts," the Discovery Channel, and many other shows.

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