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
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Dr. Gorbis' interview on Body Dysmorphic Disorder now available to watch at psychotherapy.net!
Dr. Gorbis talks about Body Dysmorphic order, its successful treatment methods, and resources for therapists. Watch it now at http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/eda-gorbis-body-dysmorphic.
33rd Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference
The annual Anxiety and Depression Conference will take plane April 4-7, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla (La Jolla, California). The theme of the 33rd Conference is Anxiety and Depression: Technology and New Media in Practice and Research. Dr. Eda Gorbis will be presenting two workshops at this conference. More information will follow as the conference draws near. Stay tuned!
New Partial Intensive Outpatient Program to Launch Soon
We will soon launch a new Partial Intensive Outpatient program. It will be based on the same treatment methods as the Intensive Outpatient program. Please contact us or call our office at (310) 443-0031 for more information
Watch the Full Episode of MTV True Life Series "I Hate My Face" featuring Dr. Eda Gorbis