Treatment Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, involves having obsessive thinking patterns that can include unwanted thoughts, images or urges that make a person feel anxious or distressed.
Individuals who have OCD often have significant difficulty ignoring these thoughts. Those with OCD also have compulsive behaviors, which are an attempt to reverse or “get rid of” the obsessive thoughts or urges by performing some sort of action.
Common signs of OCD are:
- Intrusive thoughts or images
- Repeated checking, such as of the stove or door locks, or to see if you made a mistake
- Constant counting or other mental actions, such as praying or repeating words
- Repeated cleaning or washing
- Frequently asking for reassurance
- Fears of contamination
- Thoughts that you might be harmed
- Thoughts that you might harm others
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, I encourage you to look into OCD therapy today. Research shows that the most effective treatments for OCD are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or medication.
I have extensive training in helping patients overcome and grow from their OCD. Together, we’ll create a strategy that works explicitly for you.