Effective Therapy for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
There are many forms of compulsive behaviors including compulsive shopping, exercise, gambling disorder, sexual encounters, shoplifting and other things that fall under the umbrella of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Individuals suffering from OCD often have ritualized various behaviors that they feel very little control over performing. At the root of OCD lies anxiety, and effective therapy can treat the underlying anxiety issues that lead to the compulsive behavior. The most successful therapy option regarding OCD is cognitive-behavioral therapy. By diving into fears and irrational thoughts, patients are able to realize the outcome of those daily occurrences is not detrimental. With help, the anxiety will start to disappear, and so will the compulsions by extension.
Compulsive Behaviors Treatment
Beyond OCD, compulsive behaviors can reveal themselves through a multitude of choices and rituals that seem imperative to one’s daily functioning. While cognitive-behavior therapy is effective in almost all cases, especially when treating OCD, there are other treatments available. Therapy sessions, either individual or group, can help work through common fears and misunderstandings riddled with anxiety. Therapists may also explore medication to help control specific compulsions. Each treatment plan is created specifically for the patient depending on their needs. If you or a loved one is suffering from OCD, please call our office to schedule your appointment and find freedom from your compulsive behavior.