Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, is a disorder that causes someone to have unwanted recurring thoughts, actions, or mantras. Repetitive behaviors are often present, such as repetitive hand-washing, cleaning, rituals. The person may feel forced or compelled to act out compulsive behaviors. When these things disrupt the natural flow of daily life, it can be a sign of OCD. 

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Some of the most common symptoms for those who have OCD include:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Having obsessive thoughts or superstitions that interrupt your daily schedule.
  • Frequently exhibiting compulsive behaviors or actions.
  • Feelings of stress and anxiety.
  • A persistent fear of germs or dirt.
  • Fear of losing control.
  • Excessive focus on religion or morality.
  • The need for order and organization.
  • Obsessive counting and re-checking.
  • Possible hoarding or clutter tendencies.
  • Depression or feeling overwhelmed.

How Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Diagnosed?

A proper diagnosis can only be made by a mental health professional. Your physician can refer you to a psychiatrist to determine whether medication may be needed. Having a therapist to help develop a long-term treatment plan is a vitally important part of the process.

What is the Therapy and Treatment for OCD?

What is the Therapy and Treatment for OCD?

It's essential to have specialized treatment and therapy to manage the symptoms associated with the Disorder. You can learn to recognize and manage triggers or emotional responses. There are treatments available to help with your personality disorder at MidValley Healthcare.

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure and Response
  • Medication

What Are Typical Coping Methods That Help with OCD?

Many things can help you cope with your OCD symptoms and anxiety. Know where to begin, make a plan, and put it into motion. Having a positive mindset is also an essential factor. Here are some techniques that may help.

What Are Typical Coping Methods That Help with OCD?
  • Arm yourself with knowledge. The more you learn about your condition, the better prepared you will be to manage it.
  • Set positive goals. Remain focused and don't give up. Set small, manageable goals and keep moving forward.
  • Support groups do exist. You are not alone! Share with others who can relate.
  • Challenge yourself to resist intrusive thoughts. Practice, it will get better.
  • Make healthy choices. Get enough rest, sleep, try meditation. All these things help to reduce stress.

Need Help with OCD? Call MidValley Healthcare and Make an Appointment with our Experienced Providers.

Need Help with OCD? Call MidValley Healthcare and Make an Appointment with our Experienced Providers.

At MidValley Healthcare, we believe in treating the individual. Our Treatment Focus involves identifying goals, targeting symptoms, creating a plan, improving communication, strengthening copy skills, and developing support. A member of our team will help create a plan based on your specific needs to manage Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by discovering the methods that work best for you.

For additional information about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, check out our Mental Health Resource Guide. To learn more about the services we offer, inquire about insurance providers we accept, or schedule an appointment, contact us.