Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment
Learn to Control Your OCD Behaviors
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that can quickly take over all aspects of your life. It occurs when people suffer from unwelcome, and repeated thoughts or obsessions. These can manifest as feelings, ideas, or sensations.
OCD can come in mild or severe forms. But if it is left untreated, it can get worse and impact a person’s ability to function at home, school, or work.
An associated behavior qualifies as a compulsion, and the person may think that acting on it will provide relief from the associated thought. That relief, however, is always short-term. Dean A. Aman, LPCMH and his qualified therapists have long-term solutions.
How Do You Know If It’s OCD?
It’s good to be thorough and detail-oriented as you go about your day-to-day life. There’s no easy test to find out if your behaviors qualify as OCD. But if you must do some of the following behaviors on a regular basis, it may be related to OCD:
- Obsessive hand-washing
- Compulsive house-cleaning
- Double checking (making sure you closed the garage door, turned the oven off, locked the front door, etc.)
- The need to perform an action a specific number of times
- Seeking reassurance from family and loved ones
When these behaviors get to the point that they take over your life, it can be problematic. It’s time to seek the help that you need to restore balance.
Break The Chains With OCD Therapy
OCD can be managed with talk therapy and medication. The type of therapy you undergo for OCD depends on your life circumstances.
With OCD, it can feel like your compulsions rule your daily life. An experienced therapist and the right medication can provide the tools and the mindset that you’ll need to restore balance within your life.
At Dean Aman LPCMH, we go out of our way to improve the therapy process for all of our patients. When you make an appointment with us, we keep the wait times short so that you’ll have quick access to the help you need. We work most insurance companies, and with patients of all income levels. We also work with short-term disability and employee assistance programs (EAPs).
Don’t let OCD take control of your life. Contact us today and start talking with an experienced therapist.