Sufferers of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are controlled by devastating anxiety that drives them to particular behaviors. They endure recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas, or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). OCD can have debilitating life effects.
OCD presents itself in many guises, and certainly goes far beyond the common misconception that it is merely a little hand washing or checking light switches.
Although there are infinite forms of OCD, most fall into one of five main categories, with themes often overlapping:
- Contamination / Mental Contamination
- Symmetry and ordering
- Ruminations / Intrusive Thoughts
At Forum Health, our mental health professionals work with our integrative physicians, using proven, innovative therapies and a personalized treatment plan that focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit.