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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder services offered in The Woodlands, Conroe, TX

An estimated three million Americans live with the intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). At The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling, board-certified psychiatrist Emad Bishai, MD, takes a holistic, whole-person approach to addressing OCD symptoms and their impact on your life. Dr. Bishai designs treatment plans using psychological therapy, medications, lifestyle changes, and other strategies. For your convenience, he offers appointments in-office and through an online telepsychiatry platform. Call the Conroe, Texas, office to schedule an obsessive-compulsive disorder consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Q & A

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that causes patterns of recurrent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and uncontrollable urges (compulsions) to perform repetitive behaviors.

For example, you may experience persistent, unwanted thoughts about germs that trigger compulsive urges to wash your hands repeatedly. Trying to control these urges can lead to an increase in anxiety, shame, and guilt.

The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling offers comprehensive care for adults and children with OCD symptoms. Dr. Bishai designs treatment plans based on your symptom severity. He utilizes holistic and traditional therapies to support your mental health in the long term.

When should I seek medical help for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling if you experience OCD-related obsessions like:

  • Fears of contamination
  • Unwanted sexual or aggressive thoughts
  • Feeling overly anxious if things aren’t in a particular order
  • Avoiding situations that trigger obsessions 

Examples of compulsions can include repetitive handwashing, counting, checking things around the house, and a persistent need for reassurance.

Dr. Bishai offers diagnostic evaluations for obsessive-compulsive disorder in-office and through the online telepsychiatry platform. He assesses your symptoms and their impact on your life to customize a treatment plan.

How is obsessive-compulsive disorder treated?

The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling offers integrative, holistic therapies to manage OCD symptoms in the long term. Both inpatient and outpatient OCD services are available to ensure you get the personalized medical attention you need. Dr. Bishai creates a care plan using:


Medications can provide relief from existing OCD symptoms. Dr. Bishai can also prescribe medications that reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. He supervises your progress with OCD drugs during medication management follow-ups.

Psychological therapy

Psychological therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and exposure and response prevention (E&RP) offer many benefits for people with OCD.

Dr. Bishai provides you with therapeutic tools you can use to manage the mental and emotional strain of OCD, so you can enjoy a higher quality of life. He can also suggest lifestyle and diet changes that support your overall physical, mental, and emotional health.

Stellate ganglion block

Stellate ganglion block injections deliver anesthetic medications into stellate ganglion nerves in your neck to relieve severe psychiatric symptoms and improve mood. 

Call The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling to schedule a consultation for symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or book an appointment online today.