R. Hatton Therapy

My Mission

My mission is to diagnose and treat individuals with OCD and related issues and to provide the friends and family members of those individuals with the education they will need to better understand OCD and support those they care about struggling with OCD. 

Please call or email today, and I will be glad to answer your questions. My phone number is 858-703-7620 or you can contact me here.

Other Related Disorders

Further Information & Announcements

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (every year in June, July, August, November, and December we meet the 2nd Friday ONLY7-8:30pm a FREE support group is offered to individuals struggling with OCD and other related disorders, family members of those listed above, as well as any interested professionals. Located at Mesa Vista Hospital's Day Treatment Lounge, (858.278.4110) 7850 Vista Hill Ave. Kearny Mesa, CA.

The 24th annual conference is in San Francisco, CA. Plan to join us on July 6- July 9, 2017. We are looking forward to another great time to meet people and learn more about OCD and those impacted by it. Go to the OCFoundation Website for further information. 


Other OCD Related Disorders

There are a number of disorders that are related and/or appear to be similar to OCD, and because of the new changes to the Diagnostic Statistic Manual (DSM-V; published May 2013) some of these disorders are officially classified under the "Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorder" category, which will be marked with a *. These include:

*Hoarding -Excessive acquisition of possessions with a significant struggle to discard them. See hoarding brochure for more information.

*Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) - Compulsive hair pulling.

*Excoriation (Skin Picking) - Compulsive skin picking.

*Body Dismorphic Disorder  - Excessive concern about and being preoccupied by a perceived defect in his/her physical features.

Hypochondriasis - The belief that physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, even when there is no medical evidence to support the presence of an illness. 

Annorexia Nervosa - An eating disorder characterized by one's refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight; one's self image is often distorted.

Tourette’s Syndrome - A neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.

Impulse Control Disorders - There are five primary types that can be generally defined as a failure to resist an impulsive behavior or act that may be harmful to ones self or others. The five most well known are: Trichotillomania, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Pathological Gambling, Kleptomania, and Pyromania. However both nail biting and skin picking (now clinically referred to as Excoriation) are also classified under this same category.

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