Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by patterns of unreasonable thoughts and obsessions that lead you to repetitive behaviors. These behaviors interfere with daily activities. If you try to ignore or stop these behaviors, distress and anxiety may ensue.
OCD typically revolves around certain triggers. For example, someone with a fear of germs may wash their hands 50 times until their skin is raw.
Those with OCD oftentimes feel embarrassed and ashamed. However, treatment can be very effective.
Our highly experienced professionals at Simply Psychiatry lead cutting-edge OCD treatment programs. We typically offer Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.
ERP is a treatment where the patient is exposed to their feared object or obsession while simultaneously being guided with healthy ways to cope. This way, they are slowly desensitized to their trigger, which allows them to lead a normal life free from obsessions.
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