Who is this course for?
This course is for students, residents, any healthcare professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, parents, or the general public to gain awareness of what is OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, learn in simple wording, about what this disorder is, what are signs and symptoms, and what are various treatment modalities and how the treatment is essential, how we can manage it, as well as some self-help strategies that can help us manage it.
Can this course help me cure my OCD?
No. This course is not a replacement for Therapy and or psychiatric treatment. Even though Dr. Riyaz is a psychiatrist and practices in New Jersey, she is not claiming to be your psychiatrist, nor do you become her client, or share a patient/doctor relationship by buying or taking this course. Through this course, her goal is to teach the public and students about this condition, and how treatment through medication and therapy is crucial to living a productive life, in case you or your loved one is diagnosed with OCD. Throughout this course, Dr. Riyaz encourages people to treat OCD as a condition like any other condition, and not think that it is something that has bought on themselves, or that they are less than others, they are flawed, or do not have control over their mind. but it is like any other medical condition and needs treatment through proper mental health professionals.
How long do I have access to this course?
Do I have to seek help for OCD?
Yes. Self-help strategies can help us to manage OCD, or even decrease the need for higher doses of medicine, but OCD is a serious psychiatric condition, and it needs treatment through proper professionals.
Can I outgrow my OCD?
No. OCD is a chronic condition, but with treatment, therapy, and managing our daily stress, we can decrease the intensity and help us live a productive life.
Can I seek treatment from Dr. Riyaz?
If you are a resident of New Jersey, then you can visit her website at www.zehenglobalpsych.com to see if you are eligible to receive services from her. She is only licensed to practice psychiatry in the State of New Jersey.
Does Dr. Riyaz specialize in OCD?
No. Dr. Riyaz is a general adult Psychiatrist. She treats most psychiatric disorders including OCD with medications, but she recommends all her clients with OCD, seek. psychotherapy from therapists who have expertise in dealing with OCD through CBT/ACT or ERP. We have attached a handout with the course, with all the important resources for OCD. To find a specialist in your area for OCD, you can either go to www.psychologytoday.com or call your health insurance.