Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / OCD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a form of anxiety disorder where a person feels compelled to perform rituals, to check things repeatedly and/or to repeat certain thoughts. Those who struggle with OCD find themselves unable to control the thoughts and behaviors.
OCD is present in 2.3% of people over some period in their lifetime. In a given year 1.2% of the population meets the criteria for OCD. OCD is a disorder that is found worldwide and impacts males and females proportionally.
OCD is often used to describe someone who is perfectionistic or meticulous about doing things a particular way. While this is a part of OCD, a person with OCD will spend an hour or more per day engaging in obsessive or compulsive behaviors. Furthermore, people with clinical OCD will often have some form of impairment in their social, occupational or other areas of functioning.
There are counseling and psychological interventions that can help people with OCD. Often this will take the form of behavioral therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. Medication management has also been shown to be effective in helping to treat symptoms associated with OCD. We have therapists who specialize in helping to treat OCD, so call us today to make an intake appointment if you or your child may have OCD.
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