Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD )

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD )

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD )?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD )  is a type of anxiety disorder that includes recurrent, repetitive thoughts that are intrusive and/or repetitive behaviors such as checking, touching objects, trying to get something perfect, rearranging objects or written work to establish symmetry. The important aspect of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD ) is your awareness that these thoughts or behaviors serve no real purpose and you want them to stop.

Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder      ( OCD )

Are thoughts getting ‘stuck’ in your head? Are they meaningless thoughts or ideas that are not like who you really are as a person? Or do you feel the absolute need to do something over and over even though it really serves no purpose and sometimes takes away important time of your day. These are signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD ) and can cause significant stress at any age from childhood through adulthood.

Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD )

Working in conjunction with a therapist specializing in the specific Cognitive Behavioral Techniques ( CBT ) to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, I may consult with you and your therapist regarding potential medication treatments. Additional therapeutic treatment to address the impact on work and relationships following a course of Cognitive Behavioral Techniques ( CBT ) treatment are frequently beneficial.