Do you find yourself often checking locks, alarms or even light switches? Do you experience obsessive thoughts you just can’t get rid of? Does it bother you if things aren’t put in a specific way? Do you find that obsessive thoughts, compulsions or urges are interfering with your daily life? You may be suffering from a condition known as obsessive compulsive disorder. At Cana Psychiatric Health we offer obsessive compulsive disorder treatment in Peoria, Arizona and would be happy to help.
What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (most commonly referred to as OCD) is a mental illness that causes unwanted thoughts, obsessions or urges in patients. These urges, obsessions or thoughts repeat over and over and over again, typically causing quite a disruption to day-today activities and life. These thoughts or habits are not typical negative thoughts or things like biting your nails, these thoughts may be that certain things are inherently bad or good, or a compulsion may be that you must wash your hands exactly five times. Although the patient may have no desire to do these things, they often feel powerless to stop the thoughts, urges or compulsions with them impacting their quality of life.
Peoria OCD Therapy
When it comes to the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, psychotherapy is commonly recommended. Cognitive behavioral therapy is most common, focusing on the thinking patterns and attempting to change the urges, compulsions and thoughts that occur. Other therapy options may also be recommended depending upon your exact situation. In certain situations, patients may be referred to another mental health professional for in-depth therapy services.
OCD Medication Management
Along with various therapy options, medication may also be recommended in the treatment of OCD. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors in specific have shown good results in helping patients control their obsessive urges, thoughts or even compulsions. These medications can take up to 4 months to start working properly and some patients may have to try various medications before finding that right one for their exact needs.
Start OCD Treatment in Peoria, AZ Today
Are you tired of the limitations that are caused by your obsessive thinking, compulsions or urges? Interested in starting OCD treatment in Peoria, AZ? Contact Cana Psychiatric Health today, we’ll get you added to our schedule for an appointment.