If you have been noticing that there is a change in your behavior or of someone close to you but you are not sure that where this new change has emerged from, what are the factors that are contributing towards this change in behavior then consider visiting Outpatient Mental Health Community Linwood.
You can get yourself treated if you have any of the following disorders:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Substance Abuse
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Disorder Depressive Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
So Let’s discuss OCD in detail:
OCD is an abbreviation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, it is one of the kinds of anxiety disorder. The person who is suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder feels the repetitive occurrence of thoughts that makes them respond in a particular manner. This manner develops to become repetitive because of repetitive occurrence of thoughts.
Compulsive: The repetitive behavior is
Obsession: the excessive thoughts
Indicators that point towards Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- If you have started to count in a specific pattern anytime.
- If you have started to re-check things to assure you have completed the task.
- Developed a habit of excessive cleaning or washing hands.
- If you call your friends and family regularly to know if they are doing fine.
- Rearranging things according to your own particular way and then redoing it all over again.
- If you mumble some words or phrases to yourself respectively.
How to know if I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
You need to notice a change in your behavior and evaluate the reasons behind it. If you manage to understand that there is some significant change then it is an alarming situation which requires you to visit the Outpatient Mental Health Community Linwood as soon as possible. Following are a few of the things that show the potential of this disorder:
- Distress as a result of over stress
- Spending most of the time in fulfilling the obsessiveness
- Your regular activities are disturbed
Types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
1. Reassuring and checking
If you feel that you need to continuously check things due to an obsessive fear of damage, theft, leaks or any harm. This will certainly lead haphazardness and the patient will remain confused if everything is going alright.
The patient feels that everything is dirty and this thought reoccurs in mind that compels him/her to clean and wash. They fear that contamination can result in disease and illness. This is why they keep on cleaning resulting in excessive work.
4. Intrusive Thoughts
Obsessional thought that is repetitive and disturbing such as the thought of harming the loved ones. These thoughts can be in any form, it could be of harming oneself as well.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder usually accompanies other disorders
- Anxiety Disorder
- Tourette Syndrome
- Hyperactivity Disorder
- Eating Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
If you or anyone from your friends and family is facing this change in behavior and is finding difficulty in handling it then visit the Outpatient Mental Health Community Linwood of Blessings Way Behavioral Health center for diagnosis of your illness and its quick treatment.