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Hi, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 20 years and the symptoms you are describing are those of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Have you heard of OCD?
Have you ever thought about seeking treatment for OCD?
Where would I go for that?
What can they do for this?
You would see a therapist who specializes in treating OCD. If you will give me your city and zip code, I will recommend some for you.
West Palm Beach 33470
A therapist can help you by teaching you coping skills, getting to the emotions underlying your OCD and may refer you to a psychiatrist for medication. (Most psychiatrists no longer practice therapy.) I will chat back in a few minutes with some names for you.
ok..thank you. Is there anything I can do until then? I have a wedding in a week and stuff out of place and my heart is hammering in my chest and I am almost having an anxiety attack.
Do you have a primary care physician?
You could try making an appt with your PCP early in the week and share with him/her what is going on. Your dr. may be willing to prescribe you an anti-anxiety medication (OCD is an anxiety related disorder). You will need to be seen in person and your dr. will probably only give you enough to get through the wedding as anti-anxiety meds (benzodiazepines) are highly addictive. I am going to begin searching for therapists now.
I have found several. I can screen for those who take your insurance. What is your insurance company?
Blue cross of florida
Okay, back soon.
http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=69468&sid=1351984131.7592_9013&zipcode=33470&zipdist=5&spec=15&spec=423 She would be an excellent choice. Back soon with 1 or 2 more.
last one in a moment
Any of the three would be a good choice. Do you have any further questions for me this evening?
No more questions at this time. Thank you for your help.