Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that can display symptoms in many different ways.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (more commonly known as OCD) is a common and long-lasting mental disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (this is called a compulsion). These compulsions can significantly interfere with the patient’s daily activities and social life.
Obsessions Are repeated thoughts or urges that cause anxiety.
Common Symptoms of Obsession Include:
– Fear of Germs
– Aggressive thoughts towards yourself or others
– Strive for Symmetry & Order
– Unwanted thoughts involving sex, religion, or harm
Compulsions Are repeated behaviors that the patient feels the urge to do, as a reaction to an obsessive thought.
Common Compulsions Include:
– Compulsive Counting
– Excessive Cleaning or Washing of the Hands
– Arranging things in a very particular way
– Frequently checking on things
The anxiety related to OCD can be arduous and painful. Left untreated, OCD can cause strained interpersonal relationships, inability to participate in work and social engagements, and cause physical repercussions.
The only effective way to treat OCD is with a personalized, assertive treatment plan. CTI offers a comprehensive approach involving accurate psychiatric evaluation, personalized counseling, and integrative therapies to appropriately address and treat OCD and the core issues associated. Through these proven methods we can see hope and recovery for the individual.