OCD Treatment

OCD Treatment

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is also known as just “OCD,” is more than just something on television shows. It’s a real disease and everyday people face it on a daily basis. OCD is an overwhelming disorder that involves anxious thoughts or rituals that seem uncontrollable to those suffering from it. Individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder may feel plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images. Those very images are sometimes coupled with an urgent need to engage in certain rituals that can interfere with daily life, often forcing individuals to retreat from their world and become completely occupied in their own rituals.

Individuals suffering from OCD may be obsessed with something as common as germs or dirt deal with it by excessively washing their hands throughout the day. Other forms of OCD involve feeling the need to check things repeatedly such as light switches and the arrangement of their pantries, or count and touch objects such as windows and doorknobs constantly. Individuals with OCD may also feel that their peace of mind is interrupted by sudden unwanted violent, sexual or even religious thoughts. Because of its nature, obsessive compulsive disorder sufferers often spend hours with their rituals, not allowing them to live their lives.

When left untreated, obsessive-compulsive disorder can cause individuals to feel trapped by their thoughts and keep them from moving forward in their lives. Although it can cause tension in relationships and great distress in one’s personal life, obsessive-compulsive disorder is treatable.

Brookhaven Hospital provides inpatient residential and outpatient treatment to those dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder. We understand the difficulties that obsessive-compulsive disorder can create for individuals and we offer a unique comprehensive treatment program that offers hope and relief for the sufferer and their loved ones.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complex disease that many sufferers find shameful. Whether they perform their rituals in public or alone, inevitably they feel trapped by their problems. If you notice anyone with the following symptoms, please contact Brookhaven Hospital for help.

  • Recurring or unwanted thoughts
  • Repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, counting or cleaning
  • Performing odd “rituals” that provide a temporary sense of control and relief
  • Repeated doubts that a task was not done correctly
  • Meticulous arrangement of personal objects and possessions
  • Collection of useless items such as scraps, newspapers or clothing

You and your family don’t have to be trapped by obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you think that you or someone you know might be suffering from OCD, contact Brookhaven Hospital at 1-888-298-4673.