Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is more than just being super neat or wanting things to be arranged in a specific way.
Most people will experience obsessive thoughts or impulses at some point, but OCD is far more impactful.
If you frequently get caught in a distressing cycle of unwanted and intrusive thoughts that significantly impact your daily life, you may be dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
When Is It Time To Seek Help?
Thoughts and/or compulsions causing significant distress
Feeling unsafe due to intrusive thoughts and/or urges
Thoughts and compulsions interfere with everyday activities and functioning
Unable to go to work/school or take care of family
How is OCD treated?
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP): Gradually exposing the individual to the feared thought or urge and learning how to resist engaging in obsessive rituals
Medication: Antidepressants, along with regular therapy, can aid in controlling obsessive thinking
OCD is not just a phase.
If left untreated, it can worsen over time. If you feel stuck in a cycle of distressing thoughts and intense urges, Flourish Psychology can help you get back to living your most fulfilling and beautiful life!