• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Despite common misconceptions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) isn't just about being neat or organized; it's a complex mental health issue characterized by obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive, unwanted thoughts or urges that cause distress, while compulsions are behaviors performed to alleviate that distress. For example, someone with contamination OCD might obsess over germs and compulsively wash their hands. Similarly, those with scrupulosity OCD might obsess over morality and compulsively confess or pray.

    It takes an average of 11 years for individuals with OCD to receive a proper diagnosis, highlighting the importance of recognizing and addressing symptoms early.


    Regular talk therapy is ineffective for treating OCD, so without specialized intervention, OCD can worsen over time, even with therapy.

    Our approach focuses on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold standard in treatment for OCD. ERP disrupts the cycle of OCD by exposing individuals to their obsessions and preventing compulsive responses.

    If you're struggling with OCD, know that effective treatment is available. Don't wait to seek help—early intervention can make a significant difference in your quality of life.

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    Related Articles:

    FAQs about OCD

    What is OCD? A Brief Primer

    Organizations:

    International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

    OCD Institute of Texas (OCDI)