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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Psychiatrists in Long Beach

David Horvath, Psychiatric Nurse  in Long Beach
Verified by Psychology Today
Psychiatric Nurse, PhD, PMHNP-B
“I know that most people have busy lives and hectic schedules so I feel it is important to provide affordable and convenient care. My goal is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible, whether you might be feeling depressed, anxious, disorganized, moody, or just uncomfortable. I take pride in working closely with my patents early on until you are happy with the way things are going. Fortunately, it is now possible to do this inexpensively with the help of email, text messages, and SKYPE.
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(516) 537-9617
Long Beach, New York 11561
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Psychiatrists
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects chidren, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.

If you're looking for help with OCD Psychiatry in Long Beach or for a Long Beach OCD Psychiatrist these professionals provide ocd treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. They include OCD Psychiatrists, OCD psychologists, OCD psychotherapists and OCD counselors in Long Beach. They can help with Long Beach OCD counseling, OCD symptoms, OCD children, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCDP and fulltone OCD.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Long Beach is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Long Beach Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Long Beach specialize in age groups (so check for Long Beach child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Long Beach). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurses in Long Beach, or mental health nurses, specialize in nursing care for people with mental illness or mental distress. Long Beach Psychiatric nurses receive training in psychological therapies (such as CBT), building therapeutic alliance with clients and dealing with challenging behavior. Importantly, they are trained to administer psychiatric medication (or 'psychiatric meds') and, in very limited ways, to prescribe meds.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on meds so that clients can make informed choices about their use.