In the United States alone, as many as one in 40 adults and one in 100 children struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms, including excessive cleaning or arranging objects in a particular pattern. If you have obsessions or compulsions that are taking over your life, contact Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown and Soho, NYC, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR, Princeton, NJ, and Miami, FL for an evaluation. You can book your OCD appointment online or call the offices directly to speak with a team member.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition that leads to recurring obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviors) that interfere with your relationships, work functions, hobbies, and daily life.
If you have OCD, you may experience repeated obsessions, such as:
OCD also leads to compulsions that leave you with an unavoidable urge to do something, such as:
It’s common for anyone to have obsessions or compulsions from time to time. But with OCD, these traits become so strong you seem to have no control over your thoughts or actions.
OCD is most commonly diagnosed by age 19, although you can certainly go years without a proper diagnosis and not know about your condition until later in life. If you have OCD, it could be caused by or related to:
No matter what causes your OCD, or how minor or infrequent your symptoms are, it’s important to get started on treatment at Thriving Center of Psychology. After all, poorly managed OCD can lower your quality of life.
Getting through OCD usually involves combining the right types of therapies. Your OCD treatment plan from Thriving Center of Psychology may include:
No matter how complex your case of OCD is, the highly skilled team at Thriving Center of Psychology can help.
Book your OCD evaluation at Thriving Center of Psychology through the website or call the offices to schedule an appointment today.