OCD Specialist

Dura Medical

Behavioral Health & TMS and Ketamine Specialists located in Naples, FL

If you struggle with obsessive or compulsive behavior patterns, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might be the reason. At Dura Medical in Naples, Florida, behavioral health specialists Stephen Durand, CRNA, APRN, Kathryn Hart, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CPNP-PC, and their expert team offer a variety of OCD treatments to reduce embarrassing symptoms and give you a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.


What is OCD?

OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a mental health condition that can negatively affect your lifestyle. It’s characterized by obsessive behavior patterns and compulsions that interfere with normal, healthy behavior patterns. 

Treatment with Dura Medical can restore your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of OCD?

Common signs and symptoms of OCD include:

  • Fear of dirt or germs
  • Persistent or unwanted thoughts
  • Needing things in order
  • Fear of contamination
  • Doubts about locking the door or turning off a stove
  • Intense stress with disarray
  • Unpleasant images
  • Avoiding OCD triggers
  • Constantly washing your hands
  • Extreme orderliness and organization
  • Following strict routines

OCD symptoms range in severity from mild to severe and debilitating. They can even be embarrassing in some cases.

Complications that can develop with OCD include excessive time spent completing rituals, relationship problems, depression, and issues at work or school. 

What are the risk factors for OCD?

The cause of OCD isn’t entirely clear, but some factors increase your risk of having it. Examples include a family history of OCD, stressful past life events, and having other mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, tic disorders, or substance abuse disorders. 

How does my provider diagnose OCD?

To find out if you have OCD or other mental health conditions, your Dura Medical specialist discusses your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. They complete a physical exam if needed and a comprehensive psychological evaluation by asking you a series of questions.

What are the treatments for OCD?

Treatments your Dura Medical specialist may recommend if you have OCD include:


Taking certain medications can reduce OCD symptoms and maximize your quality of life. Your provider might recommend oral medicines, nasal sprays, or ketamine IV infusion therapy.


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, teaches you ways to better deal with OCD and thrive at work, school, and in interpersonal relationships.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate brain nerve cells and reduce OCD thoughts and behavior patterns. Your mental health specialist places electromagnetic coils against your scalp to emit magnetic pulses.

If you struggle with OCD and want symptom relief, call the Dura Medical office or schedule an appointment online today.

Conditions We Treat

A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

A persistent condition usually indicated by patterns of inattention or uncontrollable hyperactivity.

Eating Disorders
Symptoms vary and can have serious overall impact on the body if left untreated.

A psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event.

An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions.

A disorder characterized by cycles of depression and elation.

A persistent feeling of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptoms.

Moderate to severe depression in a woman after giving birth.

Dual Diagnosis
A diagnosis identifying a mental disorder compounded by substance abuse.