Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic disorder that is commonly found in adults, adolescents and children. Those with OCD have recurring thoughts and behaviors that must be repeated in order to decrease emotional and physical distress and can hinder day-to-day routines.
According to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability, worldwide, for individuals between 15 and 44 years of age. Within the United States, about 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with OCD.
At the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer individualized treatment programs for mental health disorders, including treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition, we know and understand the science of chemical dependency with its associated neurological changes and its impact upon the pleasure system, emotions, learning, memory, motivation, and most importantly, the ability to exercise choice. We know and understand the biological and psychological science that support treatments in trauma, emotional disorders, and other mental health concerns.
Below is information relating to obsessive-compulsive disorder and our treatment programs.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is continual thoughts and behaviors that lead to repeated actions (rituals) in order to diminish anxiety. OCD is a mental health disorder that affects an individual’s daily life as well as their relationships with others. These thoughts and behaviors can last from an hour to all day and causes a person significant anxiety until they perform and complete their ritual. Overall, these rituals only provide temporary relief to the individual.
Types of OCD can vary, such as persistently rechecking a door to make sure it’s locked or vigorously washing hands to get rid of dirt and potential dirt all in order to ease anxiety. This repetitive behavior can worsen over time.
Additionally, most individuals are diagnosed around the age of 19. Causes of OCD can be genetic, environmental and neurological. There is no single cause or risk factor in developing OCD.
Examples of obsession symptoms include:
Examples of compulsive symptoms include:
It’s important to note that not everyone with OCD experiences every symptom listed above.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to OCD, but it is treatable through the right programs. Typical OCD treatments include medication, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), as well as intensive outpatient and general outpatient for those that need it. In most cases, OCD is treated by a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
At the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer mental health services and specifically treat those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Our services include a PHP Day program, Intensive Outpatient program and general outpatient program. Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Services provides support for patients in finding the right residential care with one of our community partners. Click on each service to learn more about what they entail and how they can help you or a loved one on a path towards recovery.
In addition, the staff at the Phoenix Recovery Center is passionate about total behavioral health in overcoming addiction. They deeply care about each person who they work with. Often our alumni comment on the profound impact of our staff members in encouraging them on their path to living a fulfilling life. Those who come to The Phoenix Recovery Center can realize a rebirth of their own dreams as they achieve their own sobriety and much, much more. And that makes all the difference.
The Phoenix Difference constitutes a carefully tailored program and recovery experience defined by research. Every effort is directed at supporting outcomes that prepare patients and their families with both the knowledge and applied behaviors to manage mental health disorders and to reclaim a meaningful life.
Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers are driven by the guiding mission statement: “Empowering individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health disorders, to celebrate life through lasting solutions.” We accomplish the therapeutic and healing experience through a continuum of care that begins with Residential Treatment and traverses across a Day Program, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), to General Outpatient (GOP). Lastly, the continuum of care culminates in a weekly Alumni Support Meeting, which provides a recovery support community to sustain the recovery capital of The Phoenix Alumni.