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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: What Is It? How Do We Treat It?
July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Despite the fact that 3 – 5 million Americans suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it is a condition that is often misunderstood. Many people associate OCD with stereotypical behaviors they see only as amusing or somewhat inconvenient (e.g., repetitive hand-washing) without realizing the deep impact it can have on people’s lives. OCD can lead to anxiety, depression, isolation, low self-esteem, and other negative emotions and behaviors. Many people with OCD try to hide their condition and may do not seek treatment due to embarrassment or shame.
Join us for a Community Training on OCD, Friday, July 20th, Noon – 2 pm. We’ll discuss the symptoms of OCD and how it can manifest itself differently in different people. We’ll also talk about the different types of OCD and treatment options that have been shown to be effective.
The training will be led by John “Andy” Bradshaw, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #101517 (supervised by Dino Di Donato, MFT #39381). Andy provides individual and group counseling for OCD at Market Street Center for Psychotherapy, and has many years of personal experience living with OCD.