(OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Find a resolve for the intrusive obsessions and compulsions interfering in your life and causing more stress and anxiety.
How do I know if I might have OCD?
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts, ideas, or sensations (obsessions) that drive individuals to perform repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) in an effort to reduce the anxiety or distress caused by the obsessions.
There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate that you have OCD. Some of the most common include:
I think might have OCD, what now?
What is the treatment for OCD?
It is important to note that the treatment that works for one person may not work for another, so it may take some time and experimentation to find the right treatment plan for you. Therapists at Therapy Unlocked treat OCD with a variety of these effective approaches:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – A type of therapy that helps individuals learn new ways of thinking and behaving to reduce the severity of their OCD symptoms. One component of CBT for OCD is called exposure and response prevention (ERP), which involves gradually exposing individuals to the things they fear and teaching them how to resist the urge to perform compulsive behaviors.
Eye Movement Desensitization Repossessing (EMDR) – This therapy approach uses a technique that involves ‘bilateral stimulation’ to free you from emotional pain from disturbing memories that may be triggering your depression.
Medication Management – Antidepressant medication such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are often prescribed to help reduce symptom of OCD. these medications work by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that helps regulate mood and anxiety.
A Combination of Therapy and Medication – Combing both therapy and medication can provide even better results than either treatment alone, as they address different aspects of the disorder.
Other specialized therapies like Mindfulness-Based CBT, and EMDR can also be effective in treating OCD.
If think you are experiencing several of the symptoms listed above on a consistent basis, and they are interfering with your ability to function in your daily life, reach out to us at Therapy Unlocked to set up an appointment.