Do you or some you love suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Spend excessive time repeating activities or thoughts?
Have intrusive worries that will do something shameful or harmful?
Repeatedly check things to ensure safely or correctness?
Ask for reassurance from friends or family members?
Get unsettling thoughts stuck in your head?
So what is OCD?
Obsessions are unwanted, recurrent, and disturbing thoughts that a person cannot suppress.
Compulsions are repetitive, ritualized behaviors (or thoughts) that a person feels driven to perform to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsessions.
The obsessive and compulsive activities can occupy many hours of each day and seriously interfere with daily life.
Most people with OCD recognize that their obsessions and/or compulsions may be excessive or irrational, but are still unable to manage them.
You don’t have to struggle with OCD forever.
Maybe you think that treatment will work for other people, but not for you. Research shows that appropriate evidence-based treatments for OCD -- which includes a form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) -- can help most people.
How can OCD treatment help you?
In ERP therapy, people are gradually exposed to things they are afraid of. At the same time, they also work on eliminating the compulsions. Importantly, this is done at person’s own pace. Clients never have to do anything before they are ready to.
As a graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute sponsored by the International OCD Foundation, I have been trained in the most current and effective form of treatment for OCD.
Would you like to find out how you can loosen OCD's hold on up? Call (301) 836-1345.