Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people
of all ages and walks of life and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of
obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or
urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an
individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her
distress. There are different subtypes of OCD like contamination obsessions, violent
obsessions, sexual obsessions, and symmetry obsessions. Scientific researchers in the
last few years have discovered effective treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
(OCD) that have dramatically reduced symptoms in individuals suffering from OCD.
Evidence-based treatment using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and
Exposure/Response Prevention is scientifically proven to be the most effective
treatment for OCD in the world today.