Mental Health & Psychiatric Medication Management located in San Antonio, TX

OCD services offered in San Antonio, TX

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition that causes a pattern of intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. People with OCD may feel shame about their condition, but there are effective treatments that can help you gain control over your thoughts and behaviors. Our providers at Aura Psychiatry, PLLC in San Antonio, Texas, has extensive experience treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today. Telehealth visits are also available.


What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health condition. People with OCD have unwanted intrusive recurring thoughts (obsessive) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsive).

People who struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder may have difficulty reaching out for help because they’re embarrassed about their condition. But with the right diagnosis and treatment plan, you can improve your symptoms and quality of life.

At Aura Psychiatry, PLLC, the experienced board-certified psychiatrists can manage even the most severe cases of OCD.

Symptoms of OCD usually include obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. However, some people may only struggle with one of the symptoms.

Obsessive symptoms

Obsessive symptoms of OCD include recurring thoughts or images that cause anxiety, such as fear of germs or the need to have everything in order. 

Compulsive symptoms

Compulsive symptoms of OCD are repetitive behaviors usually triggered by obsessive symptoms that alleviate anxiety. For example, frequent handwashing or constant rearranging items so they’re in perfect order.

The severity of these symptoms varies and may worsen over time. You may also have more severe OCD symptoms during times of stress.

When you visit Aura Psychiatry, PLLC, with concerns about OCD, they conduct a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine the correct diagnosis.

They ask detailed questions about your symptoms, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they affect your quality of life. They may ask to talk to your friends or family to understand your mental health condition better.

Aura Psychiatry, PLLC may also perform various psychological tests to assess your mental and cognitive well-being and request a physical exam to rule out a medical condition that might explain your symptoms.

Don’t let your OCD dictate how you live your life. Call Aura Psychiatry, PLLC, or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool today.