Entries by Chrissie

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Treating OCD

Treating OCD Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is a disorder causing unwanted, intrusive obsessions accompanied by anxiety. An individual will perform compulsions to provide temporary relief from the anxiety caused by the obsessions. There is a great deal of research on the causes of OCD, however treatment focuses only on learning to manage the symptoms. Effective treatment for […]

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OCD Specialists Near Me

OCD Specialists Near Me Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is a disorder comprised of unwanted, intrusive thoughts accompanied by anxiety, and mental or physical compulsions performed by the individual in attempt to temporarily alleviate the anxiety. OCD can effectively be treated by therapy and/or medication. Medication can be prescribed and monitored to help manage the anxiety, symptoms, and […]

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OCD Self Help

Self-Help for OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder where individuals experience unwanted, intrusive obsessions accompanied by anxiety. In response to the anxiety, individuals perform compulsions in order to obtain temporary relief. OCD is a chronic, debilitating disorder that requires therapeutic help and/or medication to treat. There is not a cure for OCD, however symptoms […]

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What is Effective Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

What is Effective Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that consists of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts which cause the individual significant stress accompanied by anxiety. The individual will perform compulsions in an effort to relieve the anxiety. The compulsions provide temporary relief, but the relief is short-term […]

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Can OCD be Cured?

Can Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder be Cured? Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is a chronic illness that can be treated effectively with therapy. Many people will experience periods of remission and in some cases loss of symptoms altogether. However, it would be misleading to label treatment of OCD as a cure. As mentioned in my blog ‘The Ebb and Flow […]

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Why do Individuals Resist Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Why do Individuals Resist Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is no walk in the park. It requires commitment, determination, and dedication. It also requires working with a therapist that you trust. When we think of therapy, we think of things that will make us feel better, right? So what is it about […]

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Help with OCD

Help with OCD Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is an illness where individuals experience unwanted, intrusive obsessions accompanied by anxiety. To alleviate the debilitating anxiety, individuals perform mental or physical compulsions for temporary relief. When experiencing symptoms of OCD, it may seem impossible to find help and hope that symptoms can be manageable and a normal life can […]