Co-occurring OCD Treatment for Adults

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OCD Treatment

Learn more about OCD treatment at Southstone Recovery Center in South Boston, VA

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted cycles of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Someone with OCD often has anxiety-fueled thoughts that quickly become frequent or obsessive. In order to alleviate these obsessive thoughts, the individual often practices compulsions, or impulsive behaviors or rituals, in hopes that their anxiety will decrease. Unfortunately, practicing such compulsions often only increases anxiety and perpetuates obsessive thoughts and worries.

Individuals with OCD often have a need for predictability or control, as they believe that by exercising control over their environment, they can manage their anxiety and predict unwanted outcomes. Individuals with OCD frequently obsess over rules, order, organization, moral justice, tidiness, religious purity, and/or perfectionism to a degree that it becomes crippling to everyday life. The thoughts of an individual with OCD are often not pleasurable or beneficial; rather, they are frequently intrusive, unwanted, and uncontrollable. The obsessive thoughts that are characteristic of OCD can range in nature. Some may be graphic, violent, or sexual, while others may be wholesome, moralistic, and pure.

As intrusive and obsessive thoughts are often the driving forces of OCD, individuals with this disorder tend to participate in compulsive behaviors in an attempt to relieve their forceful and unwanted thoughts. These compulsive behaviors are not singular events – they are often repeated, and usually bring little to no relief to their preceding obsessive thoughts. For example, an adult who is deeply worried about being contaminated (either literally or figuratively) may frequently take showers or wash their hands in order to maintain their purity. Some common compulsions associated with OCD include frequently bathing, repeating specific questions or words, checking and rechecking objects, rereading directions, and obsessively reciting prayers. OCD famously steals time. This disorder frequently impacts friendships and threatens inner peace. Compulsions are characteristically time-consuming, lasting anywhere from an hour to several hours in a single day.

By seeking treatment for OCD at Southstone in South Boston, Virginia, you can learn to manage your obsessions and control your compulsions. When you receive treatment for OCD at Southstone, you will work with compassionate professionals and start on the life-changing path of recovery.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for OCD at Southstone Recovery Center in South Boston, VA

Left untreated, OCD can lead to numerous life challenges. The obsessions and compulsions that accompany OCD are time-consuming, mentally draining, and emotionally exhausting. OCD is often a product of anxiety, which, if left untreated, can impact your loved one physically, mentally, and emotionally.

The greater their anxiety, the more difficult it is for them to control their thoughts and combat their compulsions. OCD compulsions can impair social interactions and decrease self-confidence. Because of the time-consuming – and sometimes distressing – nature of compulsions their friendships may falter and their free time may disappear. You may notice they strive for perfectionism at the cost of their emotional detriment.

You may not understand their obsessions, or why they are unable to overcome certain thoughts or cease particular cognitive patterns. You may become frustrated by their inability to complete work efficiently, manage everyday anxiety, and process information in the way you predicted. It can be stressful as you try to understand why they take longer to complete particular tasks or why they often seem stuck inside their head. Although such feelings are understandable, you are not helpless in supporting your loved one. Pursuing OCD treatment for your loved one is the first step in their journey toward recovery.

When they receive treatment at Southstone in South Boston, Virginia, they can learn the necessary skills to cope with their anxiety, manage their obsessions, and control their corresponding compulsions.