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OCD offered in Houston, TX

Obsessive thinking and repetitive behaviors can be a warning sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). If you need help managing OCD symptoms, you can find cutting-edge treatment options at MedCare Clinics. Their triple board-certified psychiatrist and the medical team offer mental health evaluations to confirm an OCD diagnosis in adults and children. They also provide therapeutic solutions like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to provide long-lasting relief of OCD symptoms. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for OCD symptoms in you or your child or book a consultation online today. 


What is OCD?

OCD is a chronic disorder that causes uncontrollable obsessions and compulsions.


Obsessions are recurring thoughts that can develop around many issues, including an extreme fear of germs, forbidden thoughts about religion or sex, and aggressive thoughts about yourself or others.


Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that you can’t control. People with OCD feel a strong urge to repeat certain activities, such as handwashing, counting, cleaning, and checking on things.

MedCare Clinics offers comprehensive care for adults and children with OCD. The providers can confirm your diagnosis and create a treatment plan to manage your symptoms more efficiently.

When should I seek medical care for OCD?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at MedCare Clinics if you have thoughts or behaviors relating to OCD that you can’t control on your own. Symptoms can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Needing things in perfect order

Some people with OCD also experience tics, sudden movements like eye blinking, muscle jerks, or throat-clearing.

OCD symptoms can come and go without warning. If you have tics, they can worsen during times of change or stress.

The medical team offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for OCD symptoms. They may request bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out underlying medical issues that contribute to your symptoms. They customize a care plan to ease your OCD symptoms and improve your overall mental health.

How is OCD treated?

A combination of psychological therapy and medications is often an effective course of treatment for OCD.


Medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may reduce the severity of OCD symptoms. You might also benefit from antipsychotic medications that help you manage severe tics.

Medication management services are available to ensure you know how to take your medications correctly so you prevent missed doses and overdoses.

Psychological therapy

Psychotherapy, which takes many forms, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), helps you understand negative thought patterns and behaviors, so you can manage them in a healthy way. 

The team gives you tools you can use to reduce stress, prevent anxiety, and improve your relationship with yourself and others.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS therapy is an innovative treatment for people who can’t control OCD symptoms with medications and therapy. TMS uses pulses of magnetic energy to stimulate cells in the area of your brain that regulates your emotions.

Call MedCare Clinics to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for OCD symptoms for you or your child, or book an appointment online today.