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OCD services offered in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Florida and Broward County, Sunrise, FL

If you have a constant urge to check the lights, wash your hands, or perform other repetitive behaviors, you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). At JM Psychiatry Inc, comprehensive services are available to diagnose and treat OCD symptoms. John Murdock, PMHNP, DNP, provides high-quality care for adults who can’t control their OCD symptoms. Dr. Murdock personalizes care plans using medications and psychotherapy and can meet with you in-office or through telemedicine to monitor your health in the long term. Call the Sunrise, Florida office to schedule an OCD consultation or book an appointment online today.


What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that causes a pattern of unwanted fears and thoughts (obsessions). These obsessions can trigger an intense urge to repeat certain behaviors (compulsions).

In many cases, OCD causes symptoms that focus on a theme. For instance, you may have an irrational fear of germs that prompts you to repetitively wash your hands or clean your house. The urge to follow through with your compulsions is usually so strong that you continue to engage in the behaviors despite embarrassment or shame.

OCD symptoms typically develop first in your teenage years. However, they can start earlier or later. Without treatment, symptoms can also become more severe as you get older.

JM Psychiatry Inc provides comprehensive mental health evaluations and personalized treatment plans for OCD in adults.

When should I schedule an evaluation for OCD?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at JM Psychiatry Inc if you experience symptoms of OCD that disrupt your life. These symptoms can include:

  • Unwanted, intrusive thoughts
  • Fears of germs or contamination
  • Extreme stress when things aren’t orderly
  • Embarrassment about repetitive behaviors

You should also book an appointment if you engage in repetitive behaviors that interfere with your daily routine, such as constantly rechecking the locks on your doors and windows, even if it makes you late for work.

Dr. Murdock provides comprehensive OCD screenings in-office and through the telemedicine platform to assess your symptoms and their impact on your life. He customizes a treatment plan to address your obsessions and compulsions so that you can live a happier, healthier life.

How is OCD treated?

Your treatment plan for OCD depends on how severe your symptoms are. Dr. Murdock creates a personalized treatment plan using a combination of psychotherapy and medications.

Psychotherapy helps you identify any triggers of compulsive behaviors or obsessive thoughts. You also learn tools to better cope with your OCD symptoms and lower your risk for complications like anxiety and depression the condition can cause.

Antidepressant and other psychiatric medications are available to keep your OCD symptoms under control. Dr. Murdock also provides medication management services to ensure you’re taking the right medications at the proper doses to control your condition in the long term.

Getting daily exercise, following a bedtime routine, and other strategies can make it easier to manage an OCD diagnosis.

Call JM Psychiatry Inc to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for OCD symptoms or book an appointment online today.