Obsessive Compulsive Disorder isn’t a personality quirk, it’s a disease.
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) leads to compulsions, which are repetitive actions that arise as a response to relieve tension and anxiety brought on by intrusive thoughts. It often centers on germs or specific rearrangement of objects, with compulsions such as tapping, counting, praying, checking, hand washing, cleaning, and word repetition. Obsessive thoughts often center around fear of contamination, uncertainty, and losing control/harming others, and can be sexual or aggressive, leading to needs for symmetry and order as well as doubts about leaving stoves on or doors unlocked. Patients also often have fears of having a disease of mental illness and are concerned with losing or throwing away something valuable.
How we might treat it.
Using a blended therapy approach, Divine House considers mental and social factors as well as the symptoms, striving to provide patients with skills to manage their condition as necessary. Divine House offers detoxification, residential treatment, and outpatient programs to treat OCD and help patients regulate their disorder so as to better function in daily life. We use a combination of talk therapy and medications and also offer detoxification, residential treatment programs, outpatient programs, and online treatments.