Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Lubbock, TX
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What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is when a person has unwanted thoughts (and fears) that become an obsession and lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). This pattern typically causes distress to the point it interferes with an individual's day and is something they have difficulty controlling. The obsessions will generally cause stress and anxiety, and the compulsive behavior becomes the only way to ease that anxiety. At Good Day Psychiatry, Dr. Jessica Spiegelberg uses psychotherapy and/or medication to help individuals with OCD better control their symptoms so they can manage their daily lives. If you're in Hobbs, NM, Plainview, TX, or a surrounding area, contact Dr. Spiegelberg in Lubbock, TX to learn more about how you can start managing your obsessive thoughts and reduce compulsive behaviors.
How Is OCD Treated?
While treatment for OCD may not result in a cure, it can bring you closer to feeling contentment and fewer symptoms throughout the day. There are two forms of treatment we offer for obsessive-compulsive disorder — psychotherapy and medication. We find that most of our patients see the best results with a combination of these treatments. There are a few types of psychotherapy we can try. They include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): This therapy is designed to help you understand your thoughts and emotions so you can recognize them and change those thoughts.
- Exposure and response prevention (ERP): During ERP, you will be exposed to your trigger while you attempt to resist performing a compulsion. This allows you to recognize that you can stay in your feared circumstance without anything bad happening. Over time, this should help you let go of those anxious thoughts and compulsions.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): During this therapy, Dr. Spiegelberg will help you understand that your obsessive thoughts are just that — thoughts. This can help take the power of these thoughts away so you can live with them without feeling overwhelmed.
If it becomes necessary that you will need medication intervention or you choose medication instead of psychotherapy, we will likely start you on an SRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor). These medications are most commonly known as antidepressants. However, not all antidepressants will work for OCD. Some common medications used for obsessive-compulsive disorder include:
Whatever intervention you choose, Dr. Spiegelberg and her team will work diligently to support you.
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Absolutely adore Jessica- she is warm, inviting, and a genuinely caring provider. Even when I leave Lubbock, I will continue to see Jessica since I know I won't find anyone better!
I am the executive director of a substance abuse treatment center. I want to say that Jessica is simply amazing! We have referred multiple people to her at Good Day Psychiatry and been extremely impressed. She has been so attentive and taken great care of each one of them. Her professionalism, customer service, and expertise in psychiatry is a blessing to the Lubbock area. Thanks you!!!!
Highly recommend, Jessica. She is a compassionate human being who truly cares about the well-being of others.
I have had the pleasure of having a collegial relationship with Dr. Spiegelberg, NP for several years. I am a psychologist, and I met Dr. Spiegelberg, NP when she previously worked as a psychiatric provider at TTU Student Health Services. In our clinic, Dr. Spiegelberg, NP had the reputation of being highly skilled, responsible, and a pure joy to work with. Although I no longer share the same clinical space with her, I am happy to collaborate to this day with shared patients. I have been consistently impressed with the dedication and care she puts into her clinical work. She cuts no corners; she puts in her all. I recommend Dr. Spiegelberg, NP as a psychiatric provider with no reservations for her expertise, conscientiousness, and compassionate attitude towards patients.
Jessica Speigelberg is an excellent provider that helps make navigating mental health services easy to understand. She also listens to patients to guide and direct care with patient input as her priority. After years of various providers I have been most pleased with Spiegelberg and highly recommended her for mental health services.
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Take Control Of Your Life
If you are experiencing obsessive thoughts that are making it difficult to get through your day without interruption, you may be experiencing obsessive-compulsive disorder. While OCD can make it difficult to get through the day due to losing control over compulsive behaviors, it is possible to manage, leading to less stress and anxiety over time. Dr. Spiegelberg and her team at Good Day Psychiatry are dedicated to helping you find a treatment plan that lets you manage your thoughts and actions so you can feel in control of your life again. Contact our Lubbock, TX office to learn more.