Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic

Medication Management, Psychotherapy, Psychological Testing Services for Learning Disabilities

Computerized Testing for ADHD (TOVA Test)

Child, Adolescent, & Adult


949-367-1200 Phone

Most insurance accepted




 

Laguna Behavioral

 

28281 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 140
Laguna Niguel CA 92677

 

Phone

949-367-1200

Fax:

949-367-1300


 

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday & Friday


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday

We offer treatment in the following languages:
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Farsi
  • Turkish (Azari)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.

 

Signs & Symptoms


People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. They may be obsessed with germs or dirt, and wash their hands over and over. They may be filled with doubt and feel the need to check things repeatedly.

 

Treatment


Effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with OCD and other anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.