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CNS Healthcare - Memphis Offering OCD Support Group Meetings

Greater Memphis Area Monthly Support Group for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dec. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- A new Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Support Group will be offered beginning Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm and will continue to take place the first Thursday of every month at CNS Healthcare, 6401 Poplar Avenue, Suite 420, Memphis, TN 38119. The meetings will be facilitated by Dr. Shaina Shepherd and are open to anyone with an obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or their family and friends. For more information contact Dr. Shepherd at 901-843-1045.

Shaina L. Shepherd, Psy.D., is a Psychologist. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Transylvania University, and completed several degrees at Nova Southeastern University including a Master's degree in Psychology, a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and a second Master's degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). With obsessive-compulsive disorder, you may realize that your obsessions aren't reasonable, and you may try to ignore them or stop them. But that only increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts in an effort to ease your stressful feelings.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder often centers around themes, such as a fear of getting contaminated by germs. To ease your contamination fears, you may compulsively wash your hands until they're sore and chapped. Despite your efforts, thoughts of obsessive-compulsive behavior keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior — and a vicious cycle that's characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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